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(Daily Mail)   Apparently there's yet another ridiculously frightening fish to give you nightmares on your next snorkeling trip   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 70
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2013-10-16 08:57:58 AM
I bet you could make a lot of gumbo out of that thing.
 
2013-10-16 09:21:25 AM
His business card reads "Serpent-like" Oarfish but his friends call him "Wangish Monster-dong of the Deep."
 
2013-10-16 09:25:44 AM

QueenMamaBee: I've never seen an oarfish up close, thank God.


And you likely won't unless you're planning on diving 3000 ft.
 
2013-10-16 09:29:07 AM
This guy is on the case...


\fish on, fish on!
 
2013-10-16 09:30:30 AM
And he probably uses the preview button too...dammit...

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2013-10-16 09:39:49 AM

WhiskeyBoy: Nope.  Oar fish is no sea monster.

That title belongs to the Bobbit Worm.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x600]

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/absurd-creature-of-the-wee k- bobbit-worm/

Terror begins at 0:40.
You may begin rethinking your scuba trips.


A Thresher Maw.  Nice.
 
2013-10-16 09:46:08 AM
I was terrified of the ocean for years, the first time I swam in it where I couldn't actually see the shore was snorkeling in the Yucatan, I practically had a heart attack for fifteen minutes treading water before I could even put my head under water and when I finally did the first thing I saw snorkeling was a barracuda.

I turtled.

Then I went back to having a heart attack for fifteen minutes while treading water.
 
2013-10-16 10:03:13 AM

GoldSpider: QueenMamaBee: I've never seen an oarfish up close, thank God.

And you likely won't unless you're planning on diving 3000 ft.


Or if one washes up on shore or is on its way to drifting up on shore
 
2013-10-16 10:03:53 AM

Dallymo: There used to be (maybe still is) an oarfish preserved in a display case at the natural history museum in LA.  When I was a kid I loved looking at it--it was horrifying and fascinating all at once.

Man...I wish I could go back and be a kid visiting the museum again.


unless bad things happen.  listen to chicago... img.fark.net

POLKA IS FOREVER!!
 
2013-10-16 10:09:16 AM

brap: I was terrified of the ocean for years, the first time I swam in it where I couldn't actually see the shore was snorkeling in the Yucatan, I practically had a heart attack for fifteen minutes treading water before I could even put my head under water and when I finally did the first thing I saw snorkeling was a barracuda.

I turtled.

Then I went back to having a heart attack for fifteen minutes while treading water.


recommend hawaii...  an icthyophobic friend discovered the humunumu'uu'puaka'aka fish, or something like that.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_triggerfish  and yeah, i thought i got it about right.
it's so pretty you forget it's a fish.
 
2013-10-16 10:25:39 AM

cynicalminion: brap: I was terrified of the ocean for years, the first time I swam in it where I couldn't actually see the shore was snorkeling in the Yucatan, I practically had a heart attack for fifteen minutes treading water before I could even put my head under water and when I finally did the first thing I saw snorkeling was a barracuda.

I turtled.

Then I went back to having a heart attack for fifteen minutes while treading water.

recommend hawaii...  an icthyophobic friend discovered the humunumu'uu'puaka'aka fish, or something like that.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_triggerfish  and yeah, i thought i got it about right.
it's so pretty you forget it's a fish.


and then, suddenly, pig!
 
2013-10-16 10:26:59 AM
As someone who has snorkeled at that very beach ...Im really getting a kick...blah blah blah

/Toyon Bay I hardly knew ye

//Although I did spend a fair amount of time in Avalon and still get friendly smiles when I go there to this day
 
2013-10-16 11:29:53 AM

Paris1127: Sorry, but the Candiru is the fish of nightmares...


And, like most nightmares, is a myth.

Yes, there are candiru fish. No, they do not swim up pee holes.
 
2013-10-16 11:45:45 AM

Sid_6.7: Dallymo: There used to be (maybe still is) an oarfish preserved in a display case at the natural history museum in LA.  When I was a kid I loved looking at it--it was horrifying and fascinating all at once.

Man...I wish I could go back and be a kid visiting the museum again.

I spent part of my childhood in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and there was a place called the Virginia Marine Science Museum. It was awesome. Lots of hands-on exhibits, very local focus, etc. I went back there a few years ago as a side trip on honeymoon, and found that it had changed completely. Mostly an aquarium, meant more for tourists who were out of state. Kind of sad. I know exactly what you mean.

But if you're ever in Norfolk, Virginia, visit the Chrysler Museum. Amazing art collection I definitely could not fully appreciate as a child. Right across from the Montessori School I went to as a wee child. That brought back memories, and made up for the previously mentioned disappointment.


My aunt lives in Ghent, I used to walk past that school all the time!
 
2013-10-16 12:19:33 PM
That's not an 18' fish... look at all the suckers under it. It's the tip of the Kraken's tentacle.
 
2013-10-16 12:32:56 PM

Narnboy: That's not an 18' fish... look at all the suckers under it. It's the tip of the Kraken's tentacle.


It's not a tentacle... it's a gentacle!

www.wired.com
 
2013-10-16 02:36:40 PM

Bslim: That Navy SEALS pic with all the flexing is the the gayest thing ever.


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2013-10-16 05:01:38 PM
FTFA: 'I am pushing to bury it and wait for it to be naturally cleaned so that we can then take the skeleton and articulate it and have it on display,' said Waddington. 'That is what I hope will happen.'

That'd be a pretty cool exhibit.  Not as big as a dinosaur, and not really scary, but pretty uncommon.
 
2013-10-16 09:40:33 PM

Peki: Dallymo: There used to be (maybe still is) an oarfish preserved in a display case at the natural history museum in LA.  When I was a kid I loved looking at it--it was horrifying and fascinating all at once.

Man...I wish I could go back and be a kid visiting the museum again.

Yeah, I dig these guys at the Monterey and Long Beach (I'm pretty sure I've seen them there, little foggy). They are just so ugly it's awesome, like they had a really nasty battle with a shark and survived.

/Aquarium of the Pacific is awesome because you can pet sea anemones, sharks, and the like. I have a few mildly autistic traits and being overly tactile is one of them.


Oh my god, petting the rays, petting the rays!  They swim right under your hand and turn their little faces up at you!  At least I think those are their faces.  I may have been petting its ass...although I guess the tail is a hint which end is the ass.  Aquarium of the Pacific also has absolutely mesmerizing jellyfish tanks.
 
2013-10-17 06:14:09 AM

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