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(BBC)   The deep-sea crab that eats trees....who knew you can grow trees at the bottom of the ocean   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 98
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2009-11-11 01:17:04 PM
There's a crab at the bottom of the sea
There's a crab at the bottom of the sea
There's a crab, there's a crab
There's a crab at the bottom of the sea
 
2009-11-11 01:26:53 PM
I had a girlfriend that was a wood-muncher.
/those were the days:(
//She left me after she whittled me down
 
2009-11-11 01:46:02 PM
I smell a new Ax Men show concept... Ax men: Underwater?
 
2009-11-11 01:46:45 PM
oh noes

www.insidesocal.com

/those living in pineapple houses better call the exterminator
//that is one ugly-ass crab
 
2009-11-11 01:47:31 PM
We were at the beach
Everybody had matching towels
Somebody went under a dock
And there they saw a rock
It wasn't a rock
It was a rock lobster

//got beat to the punch on wood-muncher
 
2009-11-11 01:48:12 PM
sonofslacker: We were at the beach
Everybody had matching towels
Somebody went under a dock
And there they saw a rock
It wasn't a rock
It was a rock lobster

//got beat to the punch on wood-muncher


Rock lobster
 
2009-11-11 01:49:47 PM
whut?
http://tinyurl.com/yjxx5rx
(copy and paste)
 
2009-11-11 01:49:51 PM
Remove the trees... carry the trees
 
2009-11-11 01:50:59 PM
But can we eat them?
 
2009-11-11 01:51:43 PM
img.moronail.net
 
2009-11-11 01:52:15 PM
FTFA: the international DiWOOD project, which seeks to learn more about animals colonising deep-sea wood.

What animals that enjoy deap-sea wood may be like:
NSFW (new window)
 
2009-11-11 01:52:24 PM
Pajama Bottoms: Remove the trees... carry the trees

From the bottom of the ocean?

/same as it ever was
//same as it ever was
///same as it EVER WAS
 
2009-11-11 01:52:45 PM
What's worse than a lobster on your piano?
-A crab on your organ!
 
2009-11-11 01:52:51 PM
www.intriguing.com

and how do you know she's made of wood?

she's got crabs!
 
2009-11-11 01:55:13 PM
Namor knew.
 
2009-11-11 01:58:14 PM
"That's your new business? Selling crabs?"
"We'll live off the meat of the sea!"
 
2009-11-11 02:01:49 PM
That thing has nothing on this ugly basterd

www.breakitdownblog.com
 
2009-11-11 02:06:33 PM
A crab that eats TREES? How would that ever EVOLVE, eh, science? This is proof of creationism!

/Also proof that God hates crabs and wants them to be frustrated.
 
2009-11-11 02:07:03 PM
Lou Cypher: this ugly basterd


I wonder how they taste. They're big and must have a good amount of meat on them.
 
2009-11-11 02:07:20 PM
gorgor: whut?
http://tinyurl.com/yjxx5rx
(copy and paste)


Very nice!
 
2009-11-11 02:09:16 PM
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus goes right to the wood, instead of waiting for wood to come to it.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-11-11 02:14:17 PM
The ecological importance of wood falls rivals that of whale falls, where highly specialised communities of deep-sea animals colonise the bodies of dead whales and dolphins that drift to the sea bed.


...the weirdness that is this planet makes me want to bust out into the Discovery version of the 'boom-de-yada' song. Never thought about what happens to a whale corpse, but it had to go *somewhere*...

Now I wonder how long it takes them to break down a blue whale.
 
2009-11-11 02:21:01 PM
D135: gorgor: whut?
http://tinyurl.com/yjxx5rx
(copy and paste)

Very nice!


I agree. Though I think we're going to need to see more pictures of her, er, sea friends.

You know. For science.
 
2009-11-11 02:21:16 PM
God sure did make some silly stuff and the 5th 24-hour day!!
 
2009-11-11 02:25:37 PM
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Lou Cypher: this ugly basterd


I wonder how they taste. They're big and must have a good amount of meat on them.


I've heard they have a gamy taste, but I'm sure beating something to death with a baseball bat would do that
 
2009-11-11 02:26:19 PM
I'd hate to have one of those bastards in my bush.
 
2009-11-11 02:29:53 PM
dad-a-chick?
 
2009-11-11 02:32:15 PM
nytmare: Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus goes right to the wood, instead of waiting for wood to come to it.

I had a girlfriend like that.

/giggity
 
2009-11-11 02:34:23 PM
There also is a primate found in the forests of Wyoming which eats deep-sea crab. And Twinkies.
 
2009-11-11 02:35:22 PM
Does this mean we need to put them on an endangered species list and protect the entire sea coast?
 
2009-11-11 02:38:20 PM
probesport funny pic

Reminds me of an old far side cartoon. Early microscopes: "Yep, It's a mammoth."

Also, I'm pretty certain that wood is cypress.
 
2009-11-11 02:38:44 PM
APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/yza7fej
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2009-11-11 02:45:37 PM
*pic*
"M. andamanica, a wood-muncher"

/i need nothing else from this.
 
2009-11-11 02:46:58 PM
nytmare: Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus goes right to the wood, instead of waiting for wood to come to it.


Thanks for that.


/knowing is half the battle.

 
gfs
2009-11-11 02:51:08 PM
To collect the animals, Ms Hoyoux and colleagues mimic real wood falls by immersing mesh boxes baited with wood.
The mesh is wide enough to allow crustacean larvae to colonise the wood, but too small the allow the animals to escape as they grow.
After a year, these boxes are brought to the surface and the animals collected.


Wait... you trap the animals in a box so all they can eat is the wood you baited them with. You collect them and are surprised to find out all they ate was wood???
 
2009-11-11 02:52:28 PM
nytmare: Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus goes right to the wood, instead of waiting for wood to come to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Northwest_tree_octopus
 
2009-11-11 02:54:55 PM
That reminds me. Snow crab legs are on sale for $4.99/lb at Publix.
 
2009-11-11 02:56:47 PM
img121.imageshack.us

Not impressed
 
2009-11-11 02:57:15 PM
JonnyBGoode: nytmare: Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus goes right to the wood, instead of waiting for wood to come to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Northwest_tree_octopus


Wait!!??! You mean that's a HOAX?
 
2009-11-11 02:57:26 PM
Does Bob eat wood?
 
2009-11-11 03:01:21 PM
sonofslacker: We were at the beach
Everybody had matching towels
Somebody went under a dock
And there they saw a rock
It wasn't a rock
It was a rock squat lobster

//got beat to the punch on wood-muncher


FTFY
 
2009-11-11 03:02:14 PM
How much wood could a wood eating crab eat if a wood eating crab could eat wood?

/42 wood
 
2009-11-11 03:03:42 PM
The Icelander: Hooray! People are talking about me!

\Hot like the Freedom Day nude hot tub


What an image fail may look like...
 
2009-11-11 03:04:35 PM
For more information on the squat lobster, contact the Canadian Wildlife Service in Ottawa.

/erik satie flute thingie
 
2009-11-11 03:07:29 PM
The Icelander: Hooray! People are talking about me!

\Hot like the Freedom Day nude hot tub


i35.tinypic.com
 
2009-11-11 03:11:15 PM
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Lou Cypher: this ugly basterd


I wonder how they taste. They're big and must have a good amount of meat on them.


From what I've read, the coconut crab is russian roulette to eat, depending on what their diet is they can be poisonous to humans. But Pacific islanders do eat them.
 
2009-11-11 03:13:05 PM
That sounds like a good insult: You're such a goddam squat lobster.

//and so forth
 
2009-11-11 03:17:39 PM
Well, duh... that's where all the water is!
 
2009-11-11 03:18:15 PM
tralfaz-archives.com

Squat Lobster!

/hot like Cindy Wilson
//I like chihuahuas and Chinese noodles
 
2009-11-11 03:31:20 PM
After nine days I let the horse run free
'Cause the desert had turned to sea
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
there was sand and hills and rings trees
The ocean is a desert with it's life underground
And a perfect disguise above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
But the humans will give no love

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
 
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