Beautiful hunger

Via 1o9, a timelapse BBC video of hundreds of unbelievably colorful Antarctic invertebrate species swarming and devouring a seal carcass. It's beautiful but somewhat graphic - be warned, some people may find the giant worms in particular rather skin-crawling. (And I thought I overindulged at Thanksgiving. . . )

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Very cool post!

By Mike Olson (not verified) on 30 Nov 2009 #permalink

I loved the starfish and hated the worms. Funny how we are attracted solely by the shapes of things.

I loved the oboe solos and even the clarinet inclusion in the soundtrack of this clip. The aural inclusion is almost as pleasing as the observation of the beauty of scavengers devouring the sea lion.

Amy, it would also be the colours. The starfish were pretty colours and cute with their turned up arm tips. Inspiring.

The mass of squirminess reminded me a bit of the stuff from the basement in the British, stop-animated series 'Trapdoor'.