Strangest Creatures

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    This is, beyond a doubt, one of the strangest looking creatures I've ever seen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FUccwdB65s

    The video was filmed by a deep sea ROV that was inspecting a pipeline for maintenance. It had the privilege of sighting the rare deepstaria enigmatica.

    Biology is endlessly fascinating.

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    Yes for sure, who knows what is under the sea right? ocean life is incredible, incredibly vast. 
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    I like this one lol....
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    The blobfish has become a downright deep sea celebrity. You can buy a blobfish stuffed animal. Or blobfish slippers.
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    Now that is hilarious, thanks for that.
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    Ha, no probs. The blobfish has been named the mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society. Lol.

    It's blob-like appearance is mostly caused by decompression. It gets caught in deep sea trawling nets and then brought to the surface. This is what it looks like in its natural environment. Much more fish like, but still with a weird face. This image shows the contrast.

    The blobfish is a bit how we would look in space without pressurized suits.
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    According to all flat earthers (yes, all) the superior animals, meaning original/apex-predator/supreme-alien-like beings etc are all deep BELOW as opposed to 'up' as we are told. They likely are capable of being so deep they even can go 'under' the massive ice wall that's our edge (Antarctica being a massive ring around the world) and explore the ice-scape or whatever land is outside from beneath and communicate on wavelengths and with means we can't sense or even imagine.
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    Everyone skip to 5:20 in the video I posted and tell me WTF I'm looking at.

    Am I crazy or does it look like it's flashing its junk at the submersible in some kind of mating display. "You like? You liiiiike?"

    Sadly for the creature, the submersible only liked it as a friend. The creature swam away, heartbroken and emasculated.

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    I'd like to avoid a flat Earth debate as it will most likely take over the thread, and I made it to simply discuss scientifically fascinating creatures.

    But deep-sea gigantism is certainly a documented -- and scary/interesting -- phenomenon.
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    It is entirely connected. If the Earth is Round why are there such magnificent, mysterious entities down there? Also how the hell is severely hot lava beneath the coldest, densest parts of the oceans? Doesn't add up one bit. ;)
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    you should see the youtube videos that mix human sperm with a chicken egg to see even stranger creatures
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    What. Is that thing. In the video.
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    I just go to Walmart
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    Dude it may be deep see jizz.
    Yes, I think that's definitely deep sea jizz.
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    I thank the member who took the time to confirm jellyfish penis. You're a solid chap.
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    If I didn't become a biology teacher to confirm jellyfish penis on a debate site, then what good am I?
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    I found that inspirationally and philosophically profound on a level rivaling Nietzsche or Plato.

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    hahaha awesome
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    And now -- the goblin shark! What a handsome looking fellow.

    Some gifs of the beast in action:


    Nature is amazing. And horrifying. It's amorrifying. Or horrmazing.
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    I just go to Walmart
    LOL ...... I love the Wal-mart Utube etc spoofs. It takes all kinds to make a humanity/coummunity. Its called biodiversity via sex.

    Jellyfish ---not a fish--- do not have a penis.

    Jellies are complex and defy the idea of simple-to-complex evolution i.e. less complex sponge > jellies.

    Jellies came before sponges and that may have occured on differrent family tree.

    Box jellies have 24 eyes and cubo-octahedron has;

    24 chords,
    24 potential right triangles in its 8 surface triangles
    24 potential right triangles in its 6 squares
    24 radii when constructed from 4 circular or hexagonal paper planes

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    I don't know much about them, though aren't some actually more than one organism/creature?
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    Jellyfish ---not a fish--- do not have a penis.
    If not genitals then WTF am I seeing at 5:20.

    And I'll have you know, a self-proclaimed biology teacher on the internet whose credentials I have never seen backed up my theory. So. It's scientifically unassailable, I think you'll agree.
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    The anglerfish one is hands down my favorite in the series.
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