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Nightmarish looking deep sea fish washes up on NC shore
Yahoo ^ | May 16, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda

Posted on 05/16/2014 8:18:23 PM PDT by Gamecock

A deep sea lancetfish washed up alive on a Nags Head, North Carolina beach on Monday.

The species have long, high dorsal fins and can grow over six feet long. Their jaws contain several long fang-like teeth as well as several smaller teeth. The station notes that very little is known about the biology of the fish, except that they live in all oceans....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: hillary2016; lancetfish; nagshead; northcarolina
Too bad they threw it back, looks like it is qualified for the White House Press Pool.


1 posted on 05/16/2014 8:18:23 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

I’d like to see you giving that to Mom to clean...


2 posted on 05/16/2014 8:21:02 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Gamecock

Big eyes, big teeth. Skinny body.

Like a deepwater ringwraith.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 8:21:41 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Gamecock

4 posted on 05/16/2014 8:22:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Gamecock

O thak God
I was sure it was gonna be a pic of Hellen Thomas


5 posted on 05/16/2014 8:22:59 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Gamecock
A bottom dweller. Scientific name: Democraticus Scumus.
6 posted on 05/16/2014 8:24:01 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: DanielRedfoot
No this is Helen Thomas. I do see how one could get the two confused.

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7 posted on 05/16/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT by Clay Moore (I Like My Guns Like Obama Likes His Voters: Undocumented)
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To: Gamecock
The species have long, high dorsal fins

And yet, I see none at all.

8 posted on 05/16/2014 8:25:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Gamecock
Been swimming there before, ain't going to swim there again,, nope, nada....
9 posted on 05/16/2014 8:26:13 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Gamecock
Had to find out.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 8:27:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Gamecock

Seen em ten times bigger


11 posted on 05/16/2014 8:28:29 PM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, WIN LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: Right Brother
Democraticus Scumus.

Kind of redundant, eh?

12 posted on 05/16/2014 8:28:39 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Gamecock

Whoah. Glad it wasn’t Wilmington.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 8:28:48 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Gamecock

That’s actually a pretty “normal” looking animal. Most of the really deep critters are horrific. Particularly with that large dorsal, that would make a really interesting mount.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 8:29:52 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Gamecock

qualified for the White House Press Pool.

Dude, where have you been? Did you know that Obama is in the White House now? The “press corps” are all lap dogs now.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 8:33:22 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Gamecock
Hmmmmmm.... Dragon or Mermaid ?


16 posted on 05/16/2014 8:33:26 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Gamecock

I caught a few of these down at Tucker’s Pond. You use cheese for bait. Just press a bunch of Velveeta on a hook and toss it in. Not much of a fighter. Don’t try to eat one! They have about a million bones. Hang ‘em out on the clothesline for a week or two. My Uncle used to smoke ‘em, but I can never keep ‘em lit.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 8:34:34 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: TomasUSMC

18 posted on 05/16/2014 8:36:36 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Little Pig

would make a really interesting mount.

I totally agree, the only fish I ever had mounted was a Bowfin; primitive looking fish and one of the few fish that are not worth eating (I have tried).

This one, I’d want to talk to the taxidermist to see if I could get the meat to give it a taste, since it was fresh and when would you get a chance again?


19 posted on 05/16/2014 8:36:47 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: logic101.net

Found one on the beach. The dried head is around here somewhere.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 8:39:50 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Little Pig
Particularly with that large dorsal, that would make a really interesting mount.

The fin seems to deteriorate rather quickly.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 8:39:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Gamecock

22 posted on 05/16/2014 8:42:57 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: UCANSEE2

Me either.

Pectorals evident enough...

Could they have seen it swimming upside down?

Journalism isn’t what it used to be.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 8:44:59 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Now thats a weirdo deal there.

I stand corrected.

All dorsal, no cattle.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 8:47:23 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: All

The "Release the Kracken" comment has multiple outcomes.
25 posted on 05/16/2014 8:55:54 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: UCANSEE2

That’s probably the work of scavengers, and is likely true of most fish. If the fin is present (as it seems to be on this one), the taxidermist ought to be able to save it.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 8:56:00 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Gamecock

Ocean Gar ¿¿¿¿

Hate them damned things.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 8:56:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Gamecock
The ones I've seen like that have a bigger back side. some_text
28 posted on 05/16/2014 9:02:35 PM PDT by boycott
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To: One Name
Big eyes, big teeth. Skinny body.

Like a deepwater ringwraith.

Or Ann Coulter.

29 posted on 05/16/2014 9:06:25 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: eartrumpet

So you think she’s hot, too?


30 posted on 05/16/2014 9:09:35 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name

You know it.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 9:12:29 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Gamecock

Looks prehistoric

Like a living fossil


32 posted on 05/16/2014 9:26:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: American Constitutionalist

It’s hard to swim when you’re covering up your ‘nads.
A lancetfish bit my sister once, and it was nastee.

Like the blonde that washed up on shore after swimming the English channel—several hours after two other women—she complained bitterly: “The brunette and redheaded cheated! I’m sure they were using their arms.”
Nastee, yes sir.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 9:36:27 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Gamecock

That’s my brother’s ex - we thought she drowned a few years ago.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 9:41:02 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: UCANSEE2

To me it looks like a giant Sardine =)


35 posted on 05/16/2014 10:05:35 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: boycott

ROFL


36 posted on 05/16/2014 10:06:29 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL

Stealing that.


37 posted on 05/16/2014 10:15:33 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Gamecock

Yikes. Big mouth, nasty teeth, and creepy eyes.


38 posted on 05/16/2014 10:35:01 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: DanielRedfoot
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39 posted on 05/16/2014 11:01:36 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Gamecock; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; GeronL
"WE ARE NOT AMUSED"


40 posted on 05/17/2014 12:56:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Gamecock

Looks a lot like Nancy Pelosi, or Mrs Clinton, or Patty Murray, or Mrs Obama or Maddy Albright or Janet Reno, or Soto Mayor, or Ruthie Ginsberg or Barbara Boxer, or Diane Finestein. The list is seemingly endless of fugly progressive democrat women.


41 posted on 05/17/2014 10:36:20 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: tumblindice
Felt some things biting my toes while swimming there, and saw a few jelly fish.
One time ? I was in Florida in the keys ( Key Largo ) where the water was clear blue could see my feet, then ? I heard someone say " look out, a Barracuda 400 yards away " .... YIKES !
42 posted on 05/20/2014 7:37:38 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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