Nice Grimpoteuthis photo from MBARI

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I stumbled upon a couple of cool pics of Grimpoteuthis and thought I'd share:

    Fourth and seventh image down

    Keep looking, there are other cephs and additional amazing photos there.
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I could use one of those machines very nicely! "Glowing Sucker Octopus" interesting! A deep sea creature I'm assuming?:oops: I see that is so on second look. Those are great pics!
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Spectacular!
     
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    magikceph O. vulgaris Registered

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    amazing, they look awesome!
     
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    Michael Blue Wonderpus Registered

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    God, I LOVE deep sea photos, THANKS!
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    I could be wrong, but... the seventh one looks more like Luteuthis?
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    this has some of the same pics, but I think some different ones as well. lots o' deep-sea weirdness: http://science.readigg.com/description/16137.html

    The spookfish looks implausibly like an owl. Andrea sent me the link as "this has to be photoshopped, right?" but I recognize some of the pics as real MBARI footage.

    edit: actually, it looks like this is just some of the same pics, but they're all on one page, so they're easier to view...
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I love that site. Wouldn't it be fun to have one of those things? (and to live where you could use it.)
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I MUST have a ping-pong tree sponge in my new appartment! Do you think it's available in a 12 Volt edition, accepting halogen bulbs?
     
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    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    "The Deep" is an absolutely must have book for anyone who loves cephalopods. The book is truly remarkable. After I received my copy and thumbed through it, my first comment to a colleague was that if I had seen this as a kid, I would not have spent my life chasing stomatopods.

    Roy
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Roy, I took your advice and bought this book - Amazon.com offers it at a very reasonable price.

    The photos are amazing - what's been posted onlline is just a glimpse of what this outstanding book has to offer. I'd think anyone interested in cephs and in marine life would enjoy owning The Deep.

    Nancy
     
  13. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Nancy,
    How did you get your's so fast? Mine's still on order :wink: and I ordered it the day Roy posted the recommendation! Nice to hear the second 5 star reference though.
     

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