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Pictures: Strange Sea Species Found Off Greenland
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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


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alien; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; godsgravesglyphs; greenland; jpb; species
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 bad—that's for sure," he said.


1 posted on 04/26/2010 11:20:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

What is this, a Helen Thomas lookalike contest?


2 posted on 04/26/2010 11:23:23 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (http://www.teapartyslogans.com/cgi-bin/web/index.cgi)
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To: JoeProBono

These are the “dork fish” that Bill Engval talks about in his comedy routine.


3 posted on 04/26/2010 11:23:43 AM PDT by jrestrepo (See you all in Galt's gulch)
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To: JoeProBono

Eeeuuuwww.


4 posted on 04/26/2010 11:24:14 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JoeProBono
Never mind...

... just a beached whale.

5 posted on 04/26/2010 11:25:02 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Uncle Miltie

You are BAD!!! Just like the real Uncle Miltie! ROTFL


6 posted on 04/26/2010 11:25:49 AM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: JoeProBono

My psychic abilities allowed me to accurately predict that “global warming” would be blamed, rather than acknowledging improvements in our research frequency and capabilities.


7 posted on 04/26/2010 11:27:07 AM PDT by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: JoeProBono

Maybe it would bite Sigorney Weaver’s liberal head off.


8 posted on 04/26/2010 11:31:56 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: Frantzie

9 posted on 04/26/2010 11:34:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: G Larry
You're absolutely correct re: GW.

But the *important* question is: "How do they taste grilled, with a twist of lemon and some drawn butter?"

10 posted on 04/26/2010 11:34:42 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

11 posted on 04/26/2010 11:36:23 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Sigorney Weavera - my daddy was a big shot President of NBC or some network when I was a little girl.


12 posted on 04/26/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: JoeProBono

Yes! Break out the lemon and butter.


13 posted on 04/26/2010 11:39:13 AM PDT by tractorman
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To: Uncle Miltie
"What we need is more fish ladders


14 posted on 04/26/2010 11:40:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
BTW, I had the dubious pleasure of seeing 'Avatar' over the weekend. I was curious about the hype.

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.

15 posted on 04/26/2010 11:40:32 AM PDT by wbill
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To: JoeProBono

Source: NOVA online:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/bestiary.html

16 posted on 04/26/2010 11:41:36 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: wbill

17 posted on 04/26/2010 11:42:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: wbill

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....


18 posted on 04/26/2010 11:44:32 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09! WTFU!)
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To: theDentist

Come on!! I am trying to eat lunch!!!


19 posted on 04/26/2010 11:45:00 AM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: JoeProBono
Michelle Obama Pictures, Images and Photos
20 posted on 04/26/2010 11:45:49 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: JoeProBono

Mermaids ain’t what they used to be! ROTFLMAO


21 posted on 04/26/2010 11:46:27 AM PDT by dforest
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To: wbill

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.


22 posted on 04/26/2010 11:46:54 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: JoeProBono
No you gone and done it. Aint nothing sacred enough not to have a picture of Helen Thomas on? Now when I think of a Mermaid, you have that image stuck in my head. Thanks allot.
23 posted on 04/26/2010 11:49:07 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Frantzie

24 posted on 04/26/2010 11:49:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Who knew Helen Thomas was her child in Alien Resurrection.


25 posted on 04/26/2010 12:01:20 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: Frantzie
“I saw clips of Avatar when in a computer store that had TVs. It looked really stupid.”

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.

26 posted on 04/26/2010 12:02:35 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: JoeProBono

That Portugese dogfish looks like Jimmy Carter.


27 posted on 04/26/2010 12:02:51 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Snickering Hound

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?”


28 posted on 04/26/2010 12:03:35 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh yeah, she would do it.


29 posted on 04/26/2010 12:04:58 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: JoeProBono
Humpback anglerfish

Humpback anglerfish

The female humpback anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni), shown here, is about the size of a tennis ball, with a large stomach and ferocious teeth like prison bars. Like many deep-sea fish it has watery flesh and light bones, and hangs in the water waiting for passing prey. The female also has a projecting lure with a light organ in the tip, and small eyes. The male is much smaller. Shaped like a jelly bean with fins, it has no lure, and a small mouth. In contrast to the female, it has muscles designed for swimming, and large eyes and nostrils. Whereas the female is equipped for efficient feeding, the male is designed for seeking out a female with which to breed. He follows the cues of her scent and lure, and once he finds her in the dark, he attaches himself with his hooked teeth and drinks her blood, and supplies sperm to fertilise her eggs.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/deep-sea-creatures/3/4


30 posted on 04/26/2010 12:16:25 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: wbill

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!


31 posted on 04/26/2010 12:16:36 PM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: ETL

32 posted on 04/26/2010 12:18:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: theDentist
You will be punished for this post theDentist.
33 posted on 04/26/2010 12:23:00 PM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Frantzie
Depends. I liked the "shoot em up" Aliens version - it wasn't a horror movie, though. Not even close.

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.

34 posted on 04/26/2010 12:23:07 PM PDT by wbill
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To: JoeProBono

Gulper eel

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. "

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/deep-sea-creatures/3/3

35 posted on 04/26/2010 12:23:48 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: FarRightFanatic
Smart kid.

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!

36 posted on 04/26/2010 12:27:39 PM PDT by wbill
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To: JoeProBono

Saccopharynx lavenbergi

"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."

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/bestiary2.html

37 posted on 04/26/2010 12:28:30 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono

38 posted on 04/26/2010 12:33:17 PM PDT by mikrofon (Schnozzolafish)
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To: JoeProBono
Most all saltwater fish species have a good set of choppers.

Ever try to lip a spotted sea trout or speckled trout as we call 'em.

39 posted on 04/26/2010 12:39:55 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: mikrofon
Can't understand why this one isn't called the "Elephant fish", but it isn't. And it is from Africa!

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.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/bestiary2.html

40 posted on 04/26/2010 12:40:08 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono
I think the last one looks a lot like Walter.
41 posted on 04/26/2010 12:44:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s a dorkfish!!!


42 posted on 04/26/2010 12:48:58 PM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

43 posted on 04/26/2010 12:49:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: mikrofon
LOL!!

Ha Cha Cha Cha


44 posted on 04/26/2010 12:54:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yff35ck&va=deep+sea+fish&sz=all

45 posted on 04/26/2010 1:03:31 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

What’s with all the Helen Thomas pictures?


46 posted on 04/26/2010 1:05:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ETL

47 posted on 04/26/2010 1:07:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: dfwgator
OK, here's a nice break from the Helen Thomas pics.

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yff35ck&va=deep+sea+fish&sz=all

48 posted on 04/26/2010 1:14:21 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: wbill

My scripting skills are insufficient to “draw” butter on this site.


49 posted on 04/26/2010 3:39:13 PM PDT by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Note: this topic is dated 4/26/2010.

Blast from the Past.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

Thanks JoeProBono.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


50 posted on 06/05/2013 5:54:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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