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(Nola.com)   So there I was, hanging out in the darkest depths of the Gulf with my giant isopod buddies, when scientists started dropping dead alligators on us   (nola.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Ocean, Alligator, Deep sea, dead alligator, Craig McClain, Giant isopods, Oceanography, Abyssal zone  
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2019-03-15 08:25:19 PM  
Headline sounds like a line from a Talking Heads song.
 
2019-03-15 08:48:48 PM  
LUMCON

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is that where people get together to cosplay joanna lumley characters?
 
2019-03-15 08:48:53 PM  
Oh that's terrifying.gif
 
2019-03-15 08:49:59 PM  

usernameguy: Headline sounds like a line from a Talking Heads song.


I'd say more like King Missile
 
2019-03-15 09:00:50 PM  
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Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!
 
2019-03-15 09:03:16 PM  
Those are basically the same thing as the little roly-polys in your back yard.
 
2019-03-15 09:04:55 PM  
Isopod thread!
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2019-03-15 09:13:52 PM  
Here's its little cousin. Say "AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!"

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2019-03-15 09:29:00 PM  
Isopods are what Deep Ones eat.
 
2019-03-15 09:42:49 PM  
"Free Alligator"
 
2019-03-15 09:48:51 PM  
FTFA: McClain wanted to see what unfolded if he introduced a rare calorie-rich reptile to the abyssal seafloor, a dark and nearly lifeless place with little food for the few critters dwelling there.

Couldn't he have just used one of the gators we have zillions of down in Florida?  Why'd it have to be a rare one?  Maybe the common ones aren't nutritious enough, but hell, we eat them.  Do deep sea isopods think they're better than us?
 
2019-03-15 09:58:08 PM  
 Kaiju lice?
 
2019-03-15 10:07:20 PM  

usernameguy: Headline sounds like a line from a Talking Heads song.


I put my comment for this thread in the thread above this one by mistake, it's a play on a Sade song.

/ pouts instead of typing it again
 
2019-03-15 10:08:29 PM  
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Alligators? What's the matter, they ran out of souls to feed the.
 
2019-03-15 11:07:34 PM  

usernameguy: Headline sounds like a line from a Talking Heads song.


Reminded me of this:
Wet Dream - Kip Addotta
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2019-03-15 11:25:16 PM  

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Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!


Okay all you shrimp & lobster eaters... if a restaurant boiled one of these up and brought it to your table on its back, would you crack open one of those 14 delicious legs and start eating?

And if not, why?
 
2019-03-16 12:11:23 AM  

Coelacanth: Isopods are what Deep Ones eat.


We don't eat our pets!
 
2019-03-16 12:52:44 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FrancoFile: [pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

Okay all you shrimp & lobster eaters... if a restaurant boiled one of these up and brought it to your table on its back, would you crack open one of those 14 delicious legs and start eating?

And if not, why?


Because carrion eaters build up so many bad things in thier bodies, the only worse thing to eat would most likely be a polar bear liver. And, if no one is eating it, there is most likely a good reason.
 
2019-03-16 12:57:33 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FrancoFile: [pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

Okay all you shrimp & lobster eaters... if a restaurant boiled one of these up and brought it to your table on its back, would you crack open one of those 14 delicious legs and start eating?

And if not, why?


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2019-03-16 01:19:17 AM  

Spawn_of_Cthulhu: Coelacanth: Isopods are what Deep Ones eat.

We don't eat our pets!


User name checks out.
 
2019-03-16 04:34:56 AM  
Isopods can just fark straight off. I'm serious.
 
2019-03-16 05:54:04 AM  
"Once a hole was opened we observed giant isopods actually going inside the alligator," McClain said.

Sleep tight
 
2019-03-16 05:54:40 AM  

Skail: FTFA: McClain wanted to see what unfolded if he introduced a rare calorie-rich reptile to the abyssal seafloor, a dark and nearly lifeless place with little food for the few critters dwelling there.

Couldn't he have just used one of the gators we have zillions of down in Florida?  Why'd it have to be a rare one?  Maybe the common ones aren't nutritious enough, but hell, we eat them.  Do deep sea isopods think they're better than us?


They weren't uncommon, the researchers just couldn't be bothered to cook them.
 
rxs
2019-03-16 08:32:44 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Barricaded Gunman: FrancoFile: [pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

Okay all you shrimp & lobster eaters... if a restaurant boiled one of these up and brought it to your table on its back, would you crack open one of those 14 delicious legs and start eating?

And if not, why?

Because carrion eaters build up so many bad things in thier bodies, the only worse thing to eat would most likely be a polar bear liver. And, if no one is eating it, there is most likely a good reason.


What do you think crawfish, lobsters, and crabs eat?
 
2019-03-16 09:06:31 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FrancoFile: [pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

Okay all you shrimp & lobster eaters... if a restaurant boiled one of these up and brought it to your table on its back, would you crack open one of those 14 delicious legs and start eating?

And if not, why?


In Japan they actually do. And they're apparently delicious.
 
2019-03-16 10:29:22 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FrancoFile: [pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

Okay all you shrimp & lobster eaters... if a restaurant boiled one of these up and brought it to your table on its back, would you crack open one of those 14 delicious legs and start eating?

And if not, why?


I would try it, why not. But the insides don't look any more appealing than the outsides. They don't have the nice meaty tail of a shrimp or lobster, so it's more of a crab or prawn-head situation, and the legs are quite small. Maybe they taste good but they don't promise much of a meal.
 
2019-03-16 11:35:56 AM  

rxs: AppleOptionEsc: Barricaded Gunman: FrancoFile: [pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

Okay all you shrimp & lobster eaters... if a restaurant boiled one of these up and brought it to your table on its back, would you crack open one of those 14 delicious legs and start eating?

And if not, why?

Because carrion eaters build up so many bad things in thier bodies, the only worse thing to eat would most likely be a polar bear liver. And, if no one is eating it, there is most likely a good reason.

What do you think crawfish, lobsters, and crabs eat?


Let's not forget shrimp, they like old dead stuff too.
 
2019-03-16 04:38:02 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: FrancoFile: [pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

Okay all you shrimp & lobster eaters... if a restaurant boiled one of these up and brought it to your table on its back, would you crack open one of those 14 delicious legs and start eating?

And if not, why?


No.  Honest-to-Cthulhu phobia of woodlice, and a big sumbiatch like that is a definite no-go for me.  Don't care if it's dead, drowned in butter & tastes like king-maine-rock-yabby-crabby-scampi, get it the fark away from me.

Old Bay might help a bit.  A BIT.
 
2019-03-16 05:39:00 PM  

8tReAsUrEz: Barricaded Gunman: FrancoFile: [pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

Okay all you shrimp & lobster eaters... if a restaurant boiled one of these up and brought it to your table on its back, would you crack open one of those 14 delicious legs and start eating?

And if not, why?

In Japan they actually do. And they're apparently delicious.


Well tfa described them as tasting like old fried chicken and faux sea food. So, I guess?
 
2019-03-16 06:46:09 PM  
real isopod hours
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2019-03-16 06:49:26 PM  
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2019-03-16 06:56:12 PM  
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