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Foo2
03-31-2010, 09:00
A friend of mine posted this on FB...thought it was weird.

FOXNews.com - Terrifying Sea Critter Hauled from Ocean's Depths (http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/03/30/terrifying-sea-critter-from-oceans-depths/?test=faces)

Splitlip
03-31-2010, 10:41
I don't recall what they're called, but I've heard they are very good eating.

sfbluestar
03-31-2010, 10:45
I'd call it sea cockroach.

Noob
03-31-2010, 10:51
I'd call it sea cockroach.
Exactly what I was thinking.

Vlane
03-31-2010, 10:55
It's a giant Isopod, and here's some of the buggers in action: Isopods eating dead tuna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeOSXtBCY30).

Rileybri
03-31-2010, 11:46
Looks like a lobster tail with legs............ Can anyone say clam/lobster bake!??

chinacat46
03-31-2010, 12:30
It looks like a mantis shrimp to me.

chinacat46
03-31-2010, 12:37
Here are a few mantis shrimp.

jet126
03-31-2010, 17:49
Here's another link on the same story:

The Buzz Log - Sea Creature Surfaces, Chaos Ensues - Yahoo! Buzz (http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/93524?fp=1)

I've always said this ... any scary monster that Hollywood has conjured up got its inspiration from the deep sea.

DIVING_GIRL_KUSHINA
03-31-2010, 18:00
I agree with chinacat46!!!!

navyhmc
03-31-2010, 18:03
Here are a few mantis shrimp.

That thing looks like a mantis shrimp either on steroids or irradiated like Godzilla. :smiley36:

LittleGoat
06-14-2010, 18:18
I just love the fact that 10,000+ species are newly discovered every year... It just proves how little we know about our own world.