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  Bathynomus Giganteus (Giant Isopod)

Bathynomus Giganteus (Giant Isopod)
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Uploader comment: A front shot of a giant isopod. Looks freaky doesn't it?

Image status: EXPLAINED This is a real creature that lives in the depths of the Atlantic ocean.

   

 
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Comment icon #10 Posted by ravenlady13 on 23 June, 2007, 5:53
This is not a creature I would want to anger..... ugh, creepy-scary- if I saw this, I'd be on the phone with an exterminator, and then a very good therapist.
Comment icon #9 Posted by lloyd a on 27 June, 2007, 18:49
OMG this thing is so scary im already scared looking at it....i never wanna see this creature in real life i'd go bolestic OMG the thing is so scary looking
Comment icon #8 Posted by debunkster on 25 July, 2007, 23:22
Lucky they're a very deep-water species. I read somewhere that they taste like crabmeat, and we'd probably drive them extinct in a hundred years if they weren't too deep down to be worth catching.
Comment icon #7 Posted by necrochildk on 29 August, 2007, 12:17
It still amazes me how they have those silvery eyes. Btw, you guys know the closest relative to this thing are wood lice? Roly polys, also known as pill bugs. The little buggies aren't bugs, but actually tiny terrestrial crustaceans.
Comment icon #6 Posted by necrochildk on 29 August, 2007, 12:17
XD So don't squish em or this guy'll come after ya!
Comment icon #5 Posted by gooders on 23 September, 2007, 17:21
What is it with you guys? I think it has quite a cute aspect to it :3
Comment icon #4 Posted by secret_squirrel on 28 October, 2007, 7:45
I want to scratch it's chin. I'll call him bobber.
Comment icon #3 Posted by tinisle on 17 December, 2007, 4:08
Necrochild - in the UK we call them woodlice. Pill bugs is a good name. My mother (who was born a very long time ago) called them pigs, which I suppose was a regional English name. She also called ants "emmets". Here's a bit of cinema trivia. In a 1930s movie called "Five Star Final", Boris Karloff played a crooked divinity student called Rev. Isopod!
Comment icon #2 Posted by raptros on 6 January, 2008, 3:37
Those things live thousands of feet below the ocean. How can it live on the surface. And also, The recon had to bring him up slowly. The rapid de-compression would cause you red blood cells to explode if you came up to fast. Grouesome
Comment icon #1 Posted by amanda_the_awesome on 28 January, 2009, 21:36
This is very scary. I hate crabs and this looks like a giant crab. But I can see in a way how people say this is cute.


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