Guilty Planet

This weekend, the BBC ran the first-ever photograph of a coral eating a jellyfish:

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If that doesn’t suffice it for ‘cool’, there is always the blobfish, hauled up from the depths:

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Or, weirder still, the lumpsucker (both the blobfish and lumpsucker have names that betray their unappetizing beginnings–although all that has changed with overfishing):

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Comments

  1. #1 Rob Jase
    November 16, 2009

    Didn’t that last one try to take over the planet in 1957?

  2. #2 Christopher Guerra
    November 16, 2009

    I want to be first to welcome our Deep sea overlords

  3. #3 Colin Purrington
    November 17, 2009

    I’d love to see some semi-spoofy ads for “saving the oceans” that feature organisms as revolting as this one. I’m sick of cute animals, and think the public would find it funny.

  4. #4 Dave
    November 18, 2009

    a few years ago when over fishing became news the New Yorker magazine ran a good cartoon on that subject.Old Greasy Mouth was now served up as “deep sea sun fish” and the Spikey Lump was sold as “azores trout”..or something like that,i think Roz Chast did it.

  5. #5 djlactin
    November 18, 2009

    pretty sure they think we’re hideous, too.

  6. #6 Rob Jase
    November 18, 2009

    djlactin – until they blog it doesn’t matter what they think

  7. #7 Cody Miller
    April 6, 2010

    WOAH…wait, i think my mom mightttt just be a lumpsucker.

  8. #8 Karen Santanioganio
    September 25, 2010

    wow…that animal is a interesting piece of nature….god bless it

  9. #9 Sianny Moteroil-Cannrentersenz
    September 25, 2010

    that thing iz kinda weird but i ges we can all deel with it right…

  10. #10 PEMBE MASKE
    June 15, 2011

    Özellikle son zamanların en popüler cilt yenileme ürünüdür. Pembe Maske bir çok ünlü isim tarafından da yoğun olarak kullanılmaktadır. Yüzdeki kırışıklıklar, sivilce ve sivilcelerin sebep olduğu deformasyonları gidermede kullanılan Pembe yüz maskesi ve inceltici, selülit giderici olarak kullanılan pembe vücut maskesi olmak üzere iki farklı ürün mevcuttur.

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