Skip to comments.Pictures: Strange Sea Species Found Off Greenland
Posted on 04/26/2010 11:20:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono
Looking like a creature from the Alien movies, this nightmarish "longhead dreamer" anglerfish (Chaenophryne longiceps) was until recently an alien species to Greenland waters
New Shark Swimming off Greenland
This Portuguese dogfish is one of four such specimens found off Greenland since 2007.
The Mediterranean grenadier, or rattail (pictured with a gape-mouthed expression) was first spotted around Greenland in 1998, the new report says. Most of the new-to-Greenland deepwater species reported in the survey, such as this grenadier, are of little commercial value.
But an already evident influx of shallow-living, relatively warm-water fish have boosted the fortunes of the local fishing industry, study leader Peter Møller said.
For Greenland, at least, ocean warming "isn't necessarily badthat's for sure," he said.
What is this, a Helen Thomas lookalike contest?
These are the “dork fish” that Bill Engval talks about in his comedy routine.
... just a beached whale.
You are BAD!!! Just like the real Uncle Miltie! ROTFL
My psychic abilities allowed me to accurately predict that “global warming” would be blamed, rather than acknowledging improvements in our research frequency and capabilities.
Maybe it would bite Sigorney Weaver’s liberal head off.
But the *important* question is: "How do they taste grilled, with a twist of lemon and some drawn butter?"
Sigorney Weavera - my daddy was a big shot President of NBC or some network when I was a little girl.
Yes! Break out the lemon and butter.
I said "meh". Neat sets, neat effects. Lousy plot. Typical liberal / conservative stereotypes for characters. There really weren't any original ideas in the whole movie - I found myself saying over and over: "Yep, I saw that when they did it in Aliens/Terminator/Matrix/whatever". I gave it a '5'. Not a complete waste of time, but not amazing, either.
I was glad that Mrs WBill borrowed the DVD from a friend, and I didn't pay $20 in the theater for us to see it on the first go-round.
Source: NOVA online:
I too saw it this weekend and was most impressed with the effects. Those were so very awesome.
Wouldn’t give 2 cents for the story tho. But visually it was a stunner....
Come on!! I am trying to eat lunch!!!
Mermaids ain’t what they used to be! ROTFLMAO
LOL! I saw clips of Avatar when in a computer store that had TVs. It looked really stupid. A few decent effects. Cameron’s Aliens blows compared to Ridley Scott’s Alien.
Who knew Helen Thomas was her child in Alien Resurrection.
Yea, I just don't get it. I've seen it, and it was just OK. The story was Return of a man Called Horse, but done as a sci-fi. The special effects were OK, but with CG and dollars there is nothing that can't be done in movies these days. But as Epic gotta see movies go it is way way way down my list.
Indian Jones/Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the first three Star Wars movies, and even the Mummy far surpassed Avatar for pure enjoyable action packed movies to watch.
That Portugese dogfish looks like Jimmy Carter.
That photo is so good in so many places.
I would love to see some kindergarten kids reaction
to that face and what would their answer be if they were asked,
“would you like to meet this person?”
Oh yeah, she would do it.
My 15-year-old and his friends rented it over the weekend and ended up shutting it off about 45 minutes in. Their review - it was too predictable, stupid, and boring - not to mention it made the military look like a bunch of heartless goons and the poor indigenous people the victims, more enlightened, and basically better in every way.
I actually was really surprised that they shut it off - boys and special effects and all, but he said that they just could not stand another minute of it. I just love that kid!
Meanwhile, I think that "Alien" was a great horror movie.
I kind of keep them separate. Sort of like two different stories, taking place in the same timeline.
Don't get me started on Alien 3, 4, 5 (6? what number are they on, now?) though. 3 was mediocre, then they all went downhill from there. And picked up speed.
The strange gulper eel (Eurypharynx pelecanoides) is distinguished by its very large mouth and small body. The open mouth is 11 times the volume of the whole eel. This makes it possible to take occasional meals of small or large prey in an environment where food appears only rarely. It is thought to feed rather like a baleen whale, scooping the prey and the surrounding water, then squeezing the water out between its teeth and through its gills. Prey include crustaceans, fish, seaweed and cephalopods (including squid and octopus). It has tiny eyes on the tip of its snout, and a light organ on the tip of its tail, possibly to attract prey. It is most often found at depths between 1,000 and 2,100 metres. "
I dunno, might have been cooler in the theater. I could see where 3D would have worked pretty well.
I'm getting jaded in my old age - I used to really like movies, now I'm just comparing the dreck that's coming out now, to stuff that I've already seen. I guess since my base of experience is getting broader, it's hard to find original ideas. I can count on one hand the number of really, really good movies that I've see in the past 5 years. Some fun ones, sure, but really good flicks? Not so much.
AAAAAIIII!! I'm turning into my Father!
"You wouldn't want to meet a hungry Saccopharynx lavenbergi in the depths. These babies can reach six feet in length, have rows of sharp little teeth, and, like pythons of the deep, can swallow prey much fatter than themselves. They down victims whole, of course, which is why they're called "gulpers." They simply ease them through their "sack-gullet" (hence the term Saccopharynx) and into their stomach, where digestion takes over."
Ever try to lip a spotted sea trout or speckled trout as we call 'em.
long-nosed chimaera, Harriotta raleighana
Biologists have gone to great lengths to describe the long-nosed chimaera, Harriotta raleighana, whose kind can reach five feet in length. Its stiletto-like nose reminded one of "the nose contour of a supersonic jet aircraft." Others have dubbed it "rattail," for obvious reasons. In South Africa, it is known as the "ghost shark," though it is only distantly related to sharks. A touch of the venomous spine on the first dorsal fin can kill a person, though such a fate is unlikely given the 8,000-foot depths at which this creature lives.
It’s a dorkfish!!!
Ha Cha Cha Cha
What’s with all the Helen Thomas pictures?
My scripting skills are insufficient to “draw” butter on this site.
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