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Date: 05/23/09 06:14 PM

83 Responses to Siphonophore: Bizarre Sea Creature

  1. Profile photo of LTimeLurker
    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    Link: Siphonophore: Bizarre Sea Creature - I`m not sure whether this is poo-inducing scary or magnificently awesome.
  2. Profile photo of revdrdark
    revdrdark Male 40-49
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    May 23, 2009 at 6:30 pm
    Hmm nothing in the shot to give it scale, but I think the only reason you need fear it is if you swim around in very deep water in a pressure suit, not looking where you are going, which seems unlikely. So go with awesome.
  3. Profile photo of screaminbean
    screaminbean Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    holy sith, thought it was a rock for first 25 seconds.
  4. Profile photo of turbotong
    turbotong Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    Somehow this reminds me of Japanese tentacle movies
  5. Profile photo of Treli1337
    Treli1337 Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    i dont see how this would be scary unless it can wrap around you and absorb you. or if it wraps around you and shocks you to death. or if it tentacle rapes you.
  6. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    Looks like a cross between a jelly fish and a squid. Dang, those are long long tentacles.
  7. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    i dare you to touch it...
  8. Profile photo of Rauron
    Rauron Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    o-o
  9. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    I feel... uneas- OH MY GOD IT`S BREAKING THROUGH MY WINDOW, IT`S ON MY FACJGLH4EBHGBREHEJFEG;GJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ
  10. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    Definitely weird.

    http://www.siphonophores.org/

  11. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:19 pm

  12. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    aww that is the cutest thing. I wanna take a bath with it.
  13. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    It`s huge, it`s magnificent, and I`m never going to touch it.

    Creatures with tentacles and stringy appendages usually have poisonous barbs or stingers, and at those depths anything goes.

  14. Profile photo of DeeCache
    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    cool...?
  15. Profile photo of skullcandy
    skullcandy Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:31 pm
    ugh.
    another reason i don`t go into the ocean. i don`t care if that thing is thousands of feet down, not happening.
  16. Profile photo of superdud3
    superdud3 Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    uh i think we found what happened to nemo O.O
  17. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    aren`t these things super colonies of small creatures or am i thinking of something else ?
  18. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    radioactive floss?
  19. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm
    "It`s huge, it`s magnificent, and I`m never going to touch it."

    That`s what... oh I can`t do it, someone else!

  20. Profile photo of coldCanuck
    coldCanuck Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    "It`s huge, it`s magnificent, and I`m never going to touch it."

    Thats wat ur mom said (is that wat u wanted opie?)

  21. Profile photo of Zeizai
    Zeizai Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    Hmm. A distant relative of Cthulhu?
  22. Profile photo of 8276069
    8276069 Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 8:25 pm
    "It`s huge, it`s magnificent, and I`m never going to touch it."


    THAT`S WHAT SHE SAID!!!!

  23. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    I can`t believe I set up the perfect TWSS joke and didn`t realize it.
  24. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    asspenny those are man-o-war`s
  25. Profile photo of Immigrant
    Immigrant Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Tenticalius Rapeus.
  26. Profile photo of Mornaf
    Mornaf Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    Cthulhu: the younger years
  27. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    It`s a little bit of both.
  28. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    Cthulhu: the younger years

    Mornaf, I think I love you.

  29. Profile photo of patticakes
    patticakes Female 18-29
    463 posts
    May 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    If those tentacles sting then it`s the former. If not, it`s the latter. But, how big is it anyway? I mean, if those are microscopic bits of food suspended there, then it could be no more than say, 30 inches long.
  30. Profile photo of ShadowRyder
    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    That thing`s freaky. Hell no I`m not gonna dive underwater to see it o_O
  31. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 9:20 pm
    "`Cthulhu: the younger years`

    Mornaf, I think I love you."

    Are you my mother?

  32. Profile photo of Sampson623
    Sampson623 Male 13-17
    264 posts
    May 23, 2009 at 9:47 pm
    I Started the whole talking about cthulhu thing.
  33. Profile photo of TrixieBlue
    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    May 23, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    That is awesome! Nature rocks man!
  34. Profile photo of Howler81
    Howler81 Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    @ Sampson. Actually, it was H.P. Lovecraft that started talking about cthulhu, so there! :P j/k - is a funny.
  35. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm
    Why do we care who started it? I`m sure davy has another love to go around
  36. Profile photo of TheFriedCoke
    TheFriedCoke Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    If I ever run into one of these things...well, I don`t know what I`d do
  37. Profile photo of krazyluv
    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    May 23, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    Things like this are precisely why contemplating whats in the sea terrifies me. Its so unknown and untraveled. Almost like another planet. Really this is very very cool. But so very very creepy. You never know what to do when you encounter it because underwater is their domain not yours. And I think thats whats so scary.
  38. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 11:24 pm
    That`s f*cking crazy!
  39. Profile photo of Lawviz
    Lawviz Male 18-29
    429 posts
    May 23, 2009 at 11:31 pm
    I think this was the exact organism that we had to describe on my MT and I didn`t know what it was so I drew a circle and labled "made of cells"....i got 0/6 on that...
  40. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    So is it...an octopus?
  41. Profile photo of Binary101
    Binary101 Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 11:34 pm
    That is big....and creepy. I would NOT like to swim next to that in the water
  42. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    May 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm
    Whoa. That`s rather large, unless that camera is microscopic, which I doubt. And those were coiled tendrils there. Does that mean jellyfish-like? Cuz if so.... yeesh. Obviously those brown-tipped ones were the mouth parts, which gave the creature it`s delightful name... Wow. Sorta creepy, especially when you think about how odd it is, and consider things like the Bloop right after it.
  43. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    May 23, 2009 at 11:50 pm
    Yep, I was right. They belong to the family Cnidaria, which, as you may now guess, includes the likes of the Portuguese Man O` War (also a siphonophore), and other true jellyfish. So my bet is, that thing can sting the holy bejesus out of you.
  44. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2009 at 11:52 pm
    Freakayyy
  45. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 12:02 am
    DAMN NATURE! YOU SCARY!!
  46. Profile photo of BTDM
    BTDM Male 18-29
    104 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 12:08 am
    It`s got a freaking web almost.
  47. Profile photo of feroz557
    feroz557 Male 18-29
    42 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 12:25 am
    Oddest looking creatures on this World (Plant or Animal)

    A Fangtooth (anoplogaster cornuta), or ogrefish, dwells in tropical and cold-temperate marine water worldwide, particularly the waters off the coast of Australia… the waters off Australia seem to teem with all kinds of monsters. It may be ferocious-looking, but it’s actually quite small - a maximum length of 17cm.

  48. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 12:34 am
    Witness the first manifestation of Cthulhu. You are justified in your feelings of panic.
  49. Profile photo of boogersunite
    boogersunite Male 13-17
    197 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 12:51 am
    its all fine while its under 3km of water but say its sitting on/dissolving your face... fun
  50. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 1:43 am
    boring, nothing interesting within the first 30 seconds i dont watch
  51. Profile photo of PreoSmo
    PreoSmo Female 18-29
    472 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 1:45 am
    Reason # 4,762,439 I am afraid of water: see above
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    amonamarth20 Male 18-29
    250 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 3:25 am
    um guys...? you are aware that this just looks like spaghetti? why are you scared of sea spaghetti? infact im surprised there isn`t a jar of dolmio pasta sauce floating nearby waiting to drown this bastard in its own juices...
  53. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2009 at 4:06 am
    boring
  54. Profile photo of demonbunny
    demonbunny Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2009 at 4:33 am
    "amonamarth20
    Male, 18-29, Europe
    44 Posts Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:25:02 AM
    um guys...? you are aware that this just looks like spaghetti? why are you scared of sea spaghetti? infact im surprised there isn`t a jar of dolmio pasta sauce floating nearby waiting to drown this bastard in its own juices... "

    You eat some seriously ****ed up spaghetti...

  55. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 4:43 am
    that thing looks really cool, idk how anyone could think its scary.
  56. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2009 at 4:54 am
    Sorta creepy, especially when you think about how odd it is, and consider things like the Bloop right after it.

    I`ve laid down good money that the Bloop is non-organic in origin. These deep-sea organisms aren`t exactly known for being chatty.

  57. Profile photo of chillimac
    chillimac Male 18-29
    438 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 5:02 am
    it looks...messy...
  58. Profile photo of madmax11
    madmax11 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 5:44 am
    unfortunately, Siphonophores are a class of marine invertebrates and are colonial, but the colonies can superficially resemble jellyfish; although they appear to be a single organism, each specimen is actually a colony of Siphonophora. The best known species is the dangerous Portuguese Man o` War.

    so basically, thats not one organism, but a colony of Siphonohores

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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2009 at 5:54 am
    davymid
    Male, 18-29, Europe
    4489 Posts
    Sunday, May 24, 2009 4:54:20 AM
    Sorta creepy, especially when you think about how odd it is, and consider things like the Bloop right after it.

    I`ve laid down good money that the Bloop is non-organic in origin. These deep-sea organisms aren`t exactly known for being chatty.
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  60. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 6:04 am
    I want to pull all of them tentacles off.
  61. Profile photo of Currahee428
    Currahee428 Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2009 at 6:51 am
    I`m gonna have to go with poo-inducinly scary
  62. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    May 24, 2009 at 6:54 am
    An Old One! Cthulhu, you have come home.
  63. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2009 at 7:34 am
    I`ll have nothing to do with any of that, thank you.
  64. Profile photo of thesudz
    thesudz Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2009 at 8:19 am
    Its not scary. The jellyfish is just hung
  65. Profile photo of kittykittkat
    kittykittkat Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2009 at 9:11 am
    ... Alright i have two questions, What the drat is it? And.. HOW LONG IS THAT THING?! O.o
  66. Profile photo of hog4me8
    hog4me8 Male 40-49
    89 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 10:10 am
    I wonder if it tastes good with soy sauce?
  67. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 11:13 am
    Notice: Its heading for the surface and we are all drated.
  68. Profile photo of fnkychkn
    fnkychkn Female 40-49
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    May 24, 2009 at 11:32 am
    Don`t let the Japanese see this, it`ll be made into sushi quick!
  69. Profile photo of Vanwa
    Vanwa Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2009 at 11:55 am
    longjellyfish is long.
  70. Profile photo of kylej
    kylej Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    so this is where all the tentacles come from in asian cartoons
  71. Profile photo of ThatWasFunny
    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    Oh teh noes!
  72. Profile photo of Bat_Girl
    Bat_Girl Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    Is it not a really long jellyfish?
  73. Profile photo of daisy822
    daisy822 Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    fnkychkn
    Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
    369 Posts Sunday, May 24, 2009 11:32:14 AM
    Don`t let the Japanese see this, it`ll be made into sushi quick!

    LMFAO

  74. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    The Siphonophore are actually a community of different single organism called "Zoids" that work together as a single being, each individual has a specific task, for instance some are in charge of move the colony, others to capture the food, others to process it and so on. The Zoids cannot live by themselves.
  75. Profile photo of mort2101
    mort2101 Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    "Don`t let the Japanese see this, it`ll be made into sushi quick!"

    dont worry about the sushi lets just hope they dont find a way to make a weird ad about it

  76. Profile photo of angrytick
    angrytick Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    don`t worry about the weird ad there gonna make, worry about the strange cartoon p0rn there gonna make!
  77. Profile photo of Postovoy
    Postovoy Male 13-17
    462 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    Looks like one of those aliens from Crysis.
  78. Profile photo of Alphawolf
    Alphawolf Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    Don`t worry about the weird pr0n. They`ve already done that. And btw this almost completely harmless. The tentacles are basically little tiny organisms. And they filter feed.
  79. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    how can different single celled organisms make up different parts of an organism. Some of those cells have to be specifically made to form a different part.
  80. Profile photo of dance4life
    dance4life Female 18-29
    209 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 10:41 pm
    "You eat some seriously ****ed up spaghetti..."
    hahahahah, i don`t know why but i cracked up at that
  81. Profile photo of krabkat
    krabkat Female 18-29
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    May 25, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    uhuh...not goin in the water with that!
  82. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    May 25, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    It looks cool but I don`t see what`s so scary about it. It`s a big freaking jellyfish. End of story. Yeah, I don`t know if I`d want to swim with it but I wouldn`t want to swim with most things in the ocean.

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