Monday, May 7, 2007

Back From The Bottom of the Ocean

There's no other excuse as to why I disappeared from my little blog: I was on a deep-sea mission (of course). In a little underwater hovercraft, I crawled to the depths of the ocean to bring you back rare and exciting finds. It was a little hairy at times. But then again, these deep-sea expositions always are. Here is my underwater hovercraft (and thanks Dan for another brilliant find):

(Can you see me waving?)

And here are some of my favorites from the exposition below. You can check out more creatures here.

Dumbo octopus or grimpoteuthis. Depth 300- 5000 meters. 20cm

Football fish or Himantolophus paucificolus. Depth 1000-2000 meters. Females up to 45 cm.

(not sure where these strange text boxes and graphics are coming from on this post, it must be technical problems from my deep-sea travels)