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(Gizmodo)   For some reason scientists put a dead alligator at the bottom of the ocean to see what would happen and filmed it. Sweet dreams   (gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Louisiana, Ocean, Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico, alligator carcasses, large fish, giant deep-sea isopods  
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2019-04-09 03:17:28 PM  
FTFA:

The enthusiasm of these scavengers is totally understandable. Deep-sea bottom feeders are immensely dependent upon "food falls," in which deceased aquatic animals from above settle on the ocean floor. This typically involves whales, dolphins, sea lions, and large fish like tuna, sharks, and rays, but it can also involve stuff from the land, such as plant material, wood, and, as the new video shows, alligators dropped by scientists.


They left out gamblers from New Orleans who don't pay their debts.
 
2019-04-09 03:28:03 PM  

The_Sponge: FTFA:

The enthusiasm of these scavengers is totally understandable. Deep-sea bottom feeders are immensely dependent upon "food falls," in which deceased aquatic animals from above settle on the ocean floor. This typically involves whales, dolphins, sea lions, and large fish like tuna, sharks, and rays, but it can also involve stuff from the land, such as plant material, wood, and, as the new video shows, alligators dropped by scientists.


They left out gamblers from New Orleans who don't pay their debts.


Well, that is the fate of many a po' boy.
 
2019-04-09 03:41:01 PM  
This is a repeat.

So if you want to see a bunch of creepy isopod photos every day, you're in luck.  Just wait an hour or so.
 
2019-04-09 04:00:31 PM  

The_Sponge: FTFA:

The enthusiasm of these scavengers is totally understandable. Deep-sea bottom feeders are immensely dependent upon "food falls," in which deceased aquatic animals from above settle on the ocean floor. This typically involves whales, dolphins, sea lions, and large fish like tuna, sharks, and rays, but it can also involve stuff from the land, such as plant material, wood, and, as the new video shows, alligators dropped by scientists.


They left out gamblers from New Orleans who don't pay their debts.


Predators enjoy watching other predators.
 
2019-04-09 04:24:37 PM  
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2019-04-09 04:39:57 PM  
Hell's own rolli-pollies.
 
2019-04-09 04:54:25 PM  
Welp I won't be sleeping for a week
 
2019-04-09 04:59:49 PM  
Hey, giant isopod thread!
 
2019-04-09 05:05:40 PM  
Fun Fact: The titanic's swimming pool might still be full, but there's no bodies.  Scavengers like this ate all the dead human tissue long ago, but left the treated leather of their shoes.  So if you go down there, there's dozens of pairs of shoes roughly in the same place their owner's body landed on the sea bed.

Below is a model of a famous pair:

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2019-04-09 05:07:17 PM  
Please note the lighting and lack of fish.  I want to reiterate that is a museum model.
 
2019-04-09 05:16:34 PM  
These were the last friends Osama Bin Laden ever made ;)
 
2019-04-09 05:24:06 PM  
Pretty presumptuous of them to claim they were the first.
 
2019-04-09 05:46:42 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: Hey, giant isopod thread!


Warning: size restricted
 
2019-04-09 05:50:47 PM  
Yeah fark these things:
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2019-04-09 05:56:07 PM  

rooftop235: Yeah fark these things:
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Mom?
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2019-04-09 06:20:50 PM  

rooftop235: Yeah fark these things:
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They're cute
 
2019-04-09 06:33:58 PM  

doglover: rooftop235: Yeah fark these things:
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They're cute


no
 
2019-04-09 07:22:55 PM  
Now we know what happened to Jimmy Hoffa
 
2019-04-09 07:49:01 PM  
"for some reason scientists put a dead alligator at the bottom of the ocean"

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn is reason enough for me.
 
2019-04-09 08:06:02 PM  

rooftop235: doglover: rooftop235: Yeah fark these things:
[i.imgur.com image 400x391]

They're cute

no


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2019-04-09 09:08:41 PM  

The_Sponge: FTFA:

The enthusiasm of these scavengers is totally understandable. Deep-sea bottom feeders are immensely dependent upon "food falls," in which deceased aquatic animals from above settle on the ocean floor. This typically involves whales, dolphins, sea lions, and large fish like tuna, sharks, and rays, but it can also involve stuff from the land, such as plant material, wood, and, as the new video shows, alligators dropped by scientists.


They left out gamblers from New Orleans who don't pay their debts.


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2019-04-09 10:06:06 PM  
My hypothesis proved false this time.

I thought Florida Man would come fark the dead gator.
 
2019-04-10 03:03:27 AM  

rooftop235: doglover: rooftop235: Yeah fark these things:
[i.imgur.com image 400x391]

They're cute

no


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Hmm...
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Gahh!

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Nope
 
2019-04-10 06:35:03 AM  
Wait I had something for this
 
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