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sudnit5
09-16-2007, 22:04
I am usually good around the sea life, but I saw an octopus the other day...That thing was freaky. I will be staying way away from them in the future. I don't see how people would eat that.

NitroWill
09-16-2007, 22:12
Pfft..
You think a regular octopus is strange...try seeing one of these..

http://www.geekologie.com/2007/05/22/dumbo-octopus.jpg

Capt Hook
09-16-2007, 23:57
Cmon, if you got to where you could see one of those, you wouldn't!

sudnit5
09-18-2007, 16:00
I'm glad those are not where I dive.

thor
09-18-2007, 16:48
I think those Dumbo Octopus usually hang out around these creepy guys



http://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/files/3/5/5/Hatchetfish.jpg

DevilDiver
09-18-2007, 22:43
I think those Dumbo Octopus usually hang out around these creepy guys



http://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/files/3/5/5/Hatchetfish.jpg
Looks like our accounting department when I turn in my expences...:smilie39:

coralcrazed
09-18-2007, 22:55
hey nitro... where dis you see that thing? and what exactly is it? u sure its an octo? freaky...

DevilDiver
09-18-2007, 22:59
hey nitro... where dis you see that thing? and what exactly is it? u sure its an octo? freaky...


It's a dumbo Octopus. They are found in depths where no light reaches and have only been filmed by submercables as far as I know...Pretty cool.

coralcrazed
09-19-2007, 08:29
does anyone know how big these things get? I know and heard that squid and octos get pretty large in those depths. I waswondering if this particular animal was estimated. Looks like something out of star trek...

NitroWill
09-19-2007, 08:57
hey nitro... where dis you see that thing? and what exactly is it? u sure its an octo? freaky...


It's a dumbo Octopus. They are found in depths where no light reaches and have only been filmed by submercables as far as I know...Pretty cool.

what are you talkin bout..i took that picture freediving! :smiley36:

divinjen
09-19-2007, 11:30
MMMMMM.... Octopus....yummy!!!! It is SO good! Go to a sushi bar and get Tako Su! I think Octos are cool! I took a shell while diving in Venice and made sure there was not a hermit crab or anything else in there... WELL I got on the boat and took it out the bag and set it down when these slimy tentacles start coming out... Naturally I was like EEEWWWWW what is that! and i picked up the shell and out climbs this octopus! It was so neat! it like popped up on all 8! We threw it back into the water after looking at it a moment! Neatest thing ever, just chillng on my glove

sudnit5
09-19-2007, 11:59
I'll give you my proton of the Octopus.

DevilDiver
09-19-2007, 20:17
Grimpoteuthis
http://www.mbari.org/data/info/grimpo.jpg</I>


Also known as the "Dumbo octopus", the Grimpoteuthis is a benthic mollusc found on the ocean floor at depths of 300-400 meters. Dumbo octopuses, which can grow to up to 20 centimeters, are soft-bodied or semi- gelatinous octopuses with a pair of fins located on their mantle and webbing between their arms. Grimpoteuthis swim by moving their fins, pulsing their webbed arms, pushing water through their funnel for jet propulsion, or all three at once. They can swim up off the bottom and hover a bit just above the seafloor looking for snails, worms, and other food.

diverdad
09-22-2007, 20:47
I think those Dumbo Octopus usually hang out around these creepy guys



http://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/files/3/5/5/Hatchetfish.jpg
Looks like our accounting department when I turn in my expences...:smilie39:
I figured i would post a picture af ours.
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:3WGlUVeaPZEROM:www.tqnyc.org/NYC063506/pc313928.gif (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.tqnyc.org/NYC063506/pc313928.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.tqnyc.org/NYC063506/anglerfish.html&h=265&w=390&sz=48&tbnid=3WGlUVeaPZEROM:&tbnh=84&tbnw=123&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dangler%2Bfish%2Bpictures%26um%3D1&start=2&ei=T8X1RodPj-6KAeKEzfsL&sig2=zi1nBhRr8y1oJl9HojVudQ&sa=X&oi=images&ct=image&cd=2)

crpntr133
09-22-2007, 22:34
Can't believe that you don't like octopus, alive that is. I saw one on the Oriskany last year and thought it was truly an interesting creature. Of course it was hiding since it was day time but still cool. After all , the aren't going to hurt you.

CrzyJay456
09-30-2007, 00:55
so this thread turned to an ugly fish thread all of the sudden? i'll trow one in there for you.
monk fish. they are delicious to eat.

http://www.utc.edu/Faculty/Jonathan-Mies/pac_nw/seattle/monk_fish.jpg

scuba Widow
09-30-2007, 01:14
Creepy but very cool

mcc2318
11-22-2007, 15:15
mmmm calamari

mm2002
11-22-2007, 16:26
so this thread turned to an ugly fish thread all of the sudden? i'll trow one in there for you.
monk fish. they are delicious to eat.

http://www.utc.edu/Faculty/Jonathan-Mies/pac_nw/seattle/monk_fish.jpg


Wow! Do those bite?:smiley36:

brandon
11-22-2007, 17:10
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6229/george2os6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

This is George, a baby Pacific Octopus. The picture does a poor job of indicating his size, but his cape is about the size of a 50 cent piece. He was somewhere around 6 months old when we found him.

My buddy and I were screwing around with trash on the bottom of the ocean - filling jars and old Atlas gloves up with air and sending them shooting to the surface. I filled up a glove with air to send it bye bye, when George fell out

Octopus are awesome... I wouldn't worry too much about them. Most are terrified of humans and would prefer to hide in their hole.

-B.