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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #100 on: 05 Jul 2007, 09:12 »



This thing looks like something you're supposed to dry out, chop up, and put into a pipe. Or roll into a non-tobacco cigarette.



Sorry for quoting a pic, but how else are people supposed to know which one I'm commenting on? (Also, it doesn't slow things down anyway, since your browser only has to load it once).

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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #101 on: 05 Jul 2007, 10:50 »

That may be just the thing you think of first. A preoccupied mind, et cetera.

(Actually, seaslugs are amongs the most beutiful animulz in the sea, just look at it:

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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #102 on: 05 Jul 2007, 12:45 »

Those colored stripes look sweet against the black body. Is that two of 'em? The blue and yellow, and the teal and orange?
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #103 on: 05 Jul 2007, 13:40 »

Nope, just one! Cool eh!



Seaslugs are teh pretty, but the problem is, they kinda tend to be not HUGE, so they are easily overlooked. Which is why you have to be aware of them!
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #104 on: 05 Jul 2007, 13:56 »

Has anyone posted a pic of the fish that can swim up your urethra? I can't be bothered to look through the whole thread.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #105 on: 05 Jul 2007, 15:29 »

Candiru, covered with a pleading NOT to make this yet another thread about the buggers;)
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #106 on: 05 Jul 2007, 15:33 »

They aren't from the sea. They are freshwater fish, if my memory serves me.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #107 on: 05 Jul 2007, 15:36 »

Mkay, if you aren't nuts about our friend here,

The Blue Whale
you obviously don't know enough about him.

They are the fastest creature in the sea, swimming up to forty knots.  It is the largest animal on the planet.  How big, you ask?  Its heart is roughly the size and weight of a Volkswagon.  Some of its veins are so large around that a child would be able to swim in them.  Its tail is the span of a small plane.
I think the most amazing thing about the blue whale, is that, despite its size and power, the blue whale eats tiny little organisms and is extremely peaceful.
AWESOME.


They aren't from the sea. They are freshwater fish, if my memory serves me.

But we've already had a few in here that are freshwater.  For example, the black ghost knife I had for seven years in a freshwater tank, so I don't think that it's saltwater.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #108 on: 05 Jul 2007, 15:45 »

I feel that you should all be made aware of the brittle star.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittle_star
while it is often called a starfish it is not, being simply a closely related echinoderm. This in no way prevents it from being awesome as some species can, unlike other echinoderms,tolerate brackish water.
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« Reply #109 on: 05 Jul 2007, 16:09 »


I think the most amazing thing about the blue whale, is that, despite its size and power, the blue whale eats tiny little organisms and is extremely peaceful.
AWESOME.



Buddha of the sea!
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #110 on: 05 Jul 2007, 16:15 »

You can't get his belly because he moves way too fast though.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #111 on: 05 Jul 2007, 16:24 »

I remember learning in grade school that most whales eat plankton, and that bummed me out because it meant that Pinocchio couldn't possibly be real, because there's no way a real whale could have swallowed them. The fact that it was a cartoon, wherein a wooden marionette turns into a donkey, and eventually a real boy, never crossed my mind.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #112 on: 05 Jul 2007, 17:54 »

edit: so it appears ImRonBurgundy stole my thunder. In my defense, he sited 400 different species and his link was in Japanese, and the only Japanese I remember is "ohgodyes,yes,yes, etc..," or something to that extent.

The video itself is in English, though.

And, Orbert, you should be aware that Monstro the whale appears to be a highly stylized rendition of a sperm whale (albeit with a much shorter snout and an inaccurately striped belly), which are in fact carnivorous.


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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #113 on: 05 Jul 2007, 18:32 »

They aren't from the sea. They are freshwater fish, if my memory serves me.

They live in the Amazon River, so yes, they are freshwater. Link! And enough about the creepy fish that swim into unpleasant places...

Speaking of whales, humpbacks are pretty awesome. Mostly because the males will sing for about 10-20 minutes and then repeat it for hours. And they only eat during the summer, so in winter when they give birth, they're living off fat reserves. And they eat krill and small fish, like the blue whales.

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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #114 on: 05 Jul 2007, 20:31 »

<blue whale stuff>

They are the fastest creature in the sea, swimming up to forty knots.  <more stuff>

Noooo, they be big, bulky and blooo! They arent the fastest! Way to unstreamlined! Thats like saying a TRUCK is the FASTEST CAR IN THE WORLD! IT DOESNT WORK THAT WAY! (though, ofcourse 40knts is pretty fast compared to what you and I can make)

Meet mr. Speediest fish in the world, Istiophorus platypterus, or Sailfish with a speed of 68.18 mph

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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #115 on: 05 Jul 2007, 20:40 »

Speaking of whales, humpbacks are pretty awesome. Mostly because the males will sing for about 10-20 minutes and then repeat it for hours.

Gotta turn them up to 33 1/3 speed...

"brooooooo Brwyaaaaaaaawwww brawryeeeeeeeeyyyy...I love you bay-by, and if it's quite alright I need you bay-by!"
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« Reply #116 on: 05 Jul 2007, 22:42 »

Why has no one else mentioned Grimpoteuthis?






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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #117 on: 06 Jul 2007, 05:03 »

Speaking of whales, humpbacks are pretty awesome. Mostly because the males will sing for about 10-20 minutes and then repeat it for hours.

Gotta turn them up to 33 1/3 speed...

"brooooooo Brwyaaaaaaaawwww brawryeeeeeeeeyyyy...I love you bay-by, and if it's quite alright I need you bay-by!"

Huge bonus for the Eddie Izzard reference :D

and humpbacks are also awesome, due to their appearance on the cover of Gojira's "From Mars To Sirius"
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #118 on: 06 Jul 2007, 07:32 »

<pointy fish stuff>

Oh, shit, I meant that the Blue Whale is the fastest mammal.
My bad.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #119 on: 06 Jul 2007, 12:11 »




Someone needs to put an LOL on this picture, with the shark's mouth as the O!
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« Reply #120 on: 06 Jul 2007, 16:28 »

Blue whales are pretty much the coolest. I want to hug them.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #121 on: 06 Jul 2007, 17:48 »

My personal favourite cetaceans are still Narwhals and Beluga Whales! All varieties of whale are really very amazing, though. I've always wanted to go whale watching.  :-(

I just love their dear little faces! Belugas are also known as Sea Canaries, because of all the singing and chattering they do, and it can even be heard above the water. They can travel into brackish water to hunt, and generally give birth in estuaries.


Beluga's closest relative, Narwhal (again)!


Another fun fact! Beluga calves are not white...they are only white as adults. The calves are usually bluish or brownish grey...


You should be aware of them because they are FUCKING ADORABLE.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #122 on: 06 Jul 2007, 19:00 »

Someone needs to put an LOL on this picture, with the shark's mouth as the O!

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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #123 on: 07 Jul 2007, 06:50 »

Pink dolphins.

They're an endangered species that lives in the waters of the Southeast Asian Sea.  They're very much in need of help.  My girl scout troop back there "adopted a dolphin" or sponsored its life with charity.  Its name was Stumpy because it was missing a dorsal fin and would list from side to side.  He ended up on the troop patch.
They also have grey calves.  AWESOME.

Oh wait, and they're pink.
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« Reply #124 on: 07 Jul 2007, 07:42 »

PEENK!

You win the thread.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #125 on: 07 Jul 2007, 12:21 »

Holy shit that is awesome. I had no idea pink dolphins existed! That deserves a HIGH FIVE!
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #126 on: 07 Jul 2007, 13:36 »

Amazon River Dolphins are also pink!  But this being a sea life thread, that is neither here nor there.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #127 on: 07 Jul 2007, 22:22 »

The Baiji (Yangtze River Dolphin)




It may or may not be extinct. No living specimen has been witnessed in over 5 years. This is almost entirely due to unregulated fishing on the river.
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« Reply #128 on: 08 Jul 2007, 05:10 »

Where can I buy a tshirt? I have like 0.72. Are they .072?
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #129 on: 08 Jul 2007, 05:27 »

Also, tomorrow is my big aquarium trip!
IS IT MYSTIC

MYSTIC IS THE ONLY AQUARIUM THAT MATTERS

I LUV MYSTIC AQUARIUM


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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #130 on: 08 Jul 2007, 07:08 »

1. I didn't take that picture

2. Aquarium trip has been cancelled


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« Reply #131 on: 08 Jul 2007, 09:37 »

Where can I buy a tshirt? I have like 0.72. Are they .072?

THAT'S LIKE $1000!!!!
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #132 on: 08 Jul 2007, 12:29 »

I went to the zoo today! I tried taking some pictures, but it didnt work well in the aquarium, cause of blurryness. We did see a ZOMG PEEENK SEACUCUMBER though. That was pretty awesome
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« Reply #133 on: 08 Jul 2007, 20:05 »

MYSTIC IS THE ONLY AQUARIUM THAT MATTERS

I think you might "live" in my "area."
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« Reply #134 on: 09 Jul 2007, 02:57 »

I used to live closer to there, not so near anymore. Well, except in the sense that everywhere in the northeast is near everywhere else in the northeast, and even that won't apply to me in a week.

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« Reply #135 on: 09 Jul 2007, 09:04 »

Sea creatures that look like they're smiling are way cool. How can you look at a picture of a dolphin and not smile? They look so happy. I know it's just the shape of their mouths, and they'd probably keep on smiling while poking you to death with their snouts for stealing their fish, but smiling animals are just too cool.
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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #136 on: 09 Jul 2007, 10:52 »

this is an Oarfish. it's the longest boned fish in the world and it's believed that many ancient tales of sea monsters can be credited to sightings of these badboys and not actual sea monsters.

[img width= height=]http://www.thejump.net/id/oarfish.jpg[/img]

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Re: Sea Creatures That You Should Probably Be Aware Of
« Reply #137 on: 09 Jul 2007, 11:51 »

Look guys, it's the Spotted Garden Eel (Heteroconger hassi).



It grows to 60cm long and sticks two thirds of his body out of the ground when it wants to eat zooplankton (no idea what a zooplankton is) .

And this is the Large-tooth Cookie-cutter Shark (Isistius plutodus)



Last picture is of a 363 mm long Large-tooth Cookie-cutter Shark.

It grows to 50cm long, and has a row of 19 huge teeth (proportionately the largest of any shark species) in the lower jaw.
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« Reply #138 on: 09 Jul 2007, 12:23 »


It grows to 60cm long and sticks two thirds of his body out of the ground when it wants to eat zooplankton (no idea what a zooplankton is) .

Zooplankton are basically the little animal plankton, as opposed to Phytoplankton, which are the little plant plankton. I'm sure its much more complicated, but this is the extent of my learnin's.


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« Reply #139 on: 09 Jul 2007, 13:54 »

Yeah, zooplankton is things like krill and a whole bunch of larvae, like jellies, crustaceans, sponges, corals, etc etc. Phytoplankton is largely algaes.
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« Reply #140 on: 09 Jul 2007, 19:06 »

All shall quake at the sight of the all-mighty MERSHAQ!!!!!!!

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« Reply #141 on: 09 Jul 2007, 22:48 »

Ok, there are two sharks which are awesome in this hemisphere (three if I pay the whale shark, simply because it's huuuge).

1. Wobbegong: The wobbegong pretends to be a carpet. Biggest I've seen was a little over a metre. Don't poke it?



2. Port Jackson Shark: The Port Jackson is universally considered the prettiest shark in the world. FACT. I think they tend to be about two feet long. Two feet of cuuute.
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« Reply #142 on: 09 Jul 2007, 22:58 »



The Portuguese Man of War: beautiful, dangerous, and not a jellyfish.  Why you should be aware of it?  Its tentacles can be up to 30 feet long, and can sting for weeks after having come detached from the body.
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« Reply #143 on: 09 Jul 2007, 23:11 »

EW UNICORN FISH GROSS

QUICK QUICK CHANGE IT TO SOMETHING CUTE

Oh, thank god for the harmonious face of the gulper eel.
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« Reply #144 on: 10 Jul 2007, 09:45 »

Beware the Sea Anemone!



It'll kill you and your family.
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« Reply #145 on: 10 Jul 2007, 11:08 »



I'M IN UR OSHENZ!  EATING UR SPESHEES!
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« Reply #146 on: 10 Jul 2007, 17:43 »



Portugese Man O' War.
Scary on so many levels, it isn't even one animal, it's a gang of smaller animals who have teamed together to ruin your oceanic experience.
You're not even safe on the beach as detatched tentacles can still sting you, sting you goooood.
But the real fear of this animal is the ever present chance that all of them will one day join together to form a colossal stinging monster of infinite malice.

Here is an artist's rendering of what such a creature would look like as it destroys humanity

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« Reply #147 on: 10 Jul 2007, 18:40 »

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« Reply #148 on: 10 Jul 2007, 23:49 »



The Portuguese Man of War: beautiful, dangerous, and not a jellyfish.  Why you should be aware of it?  Its tentacles can be up to 30 feet long, and can sting for weeks after having come detached from the body.


Like this, you mean?


This kind of colony-forming polyp creature is called a siphonophore. The Man-o'-War has a siphon! (It's closest relative, the chondrophore, doesn't.) Loggerheads eat them!



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« Reply #149 on: 11 Jul 2007, 05:48 »

That turtle picture never gets old, no matter how many times I see it
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