Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by cthulhu77, Nov 16, 2004.
another interesting tidbit !
Fish Hoek looks like it is less than 20 km West of Seal Island, which I believe puts it right next to the "Ring of Death," that place where the Discovery channel filmed the footage for Air Jaws. Maybe I'm just paranoid, but it seems to me that a place called the "Ring of Death" might not be the best place to work on the old breast stroke.
Woah, that's a funky lookin catfish.... though i am disappointed they didnt mention the giant arapaima... that one gets about the same size (though i've heard it used to grow in excess of 20 feet before being overfished)
I always thought the arapaima was the largest. Longest I've heard of is close to 15 feet
Who needs huge fish, when we can have huge salamanders?
How about a real white water rafting trip?
on a more serious note:
More news, this time about the 13,000 new marine species catalogued in the past year.
"We're just skimming the surface," said Dr Ron O'Dor" LOL...good pun!
awsome article...great find!
They have arapaima here in the Vancouver Aquarium and they freak me out! They look like they've got a raku finish.
Having been nailed by a black widow a few years back (on the bum, don't ask) this is of interest to all of us in the south:
There is a snake farm in Bangkok where antivenin is made and exported. Hard to imagine a BRO or a box jelly being "milked" for its venom.
"Now, fellahs...you just grab the little octo behind the head and...OH Crikey!!!"
Heheh. Lets see Irwin try that one!
ok...I know this is way off topic, but it is just too creepy to ignore...anyone wanna buy some land?
Why don't cephs ever save swimmers from sharks? Don't they love us?
From what I've read about Ceph's and dolphins, it sort of sounds like a dolphin is like a dog, all playfull and friendly, and will even save your butt when you're in a jam, like Lassie.
But a ceph (an octopus in particular) is sort of like a cat, where maybe it likes you, but probably the only thing keeping it from wishing death upon you is an offering of food. And it will kill anything it can, for reasons that seem to be nothing short of "mean spirited." They take after Cthulhu.
So if I got a tank with a ceph would it try to sneak out at night and eat my cat?
farm raised shrimp ...all of us should support these efforts!!!!!!
This doesn't bode well either:
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