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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I won't go into the ocean. On top of sharks, whales, and all kinds of other deadly sea-life out there lurking. This thing was recently discovered. EEEEK!

post #2 of 13
What thing?

post #3 of 13
Oh THAT thing!

post #4 of 13
I think it is probably some kind of huge jellyfish....or something related to the octupus or squid...it certainly looks like a big blob!
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
LOL! I got so freaked and irked when I was posting about it I forgot to post the link to it. Had to go back and edit!
post #6 of 13
i was just reading about that! scary!!!!
post #7 of 13
Oi! Looks like I'll never be stepping into the ocean again! *shudder*
post #8 of 13
*shudders* That's Scary!!!! I also hate crabs!

Thanks for warning us!
post #9 of 13
eeek. scareeee
post #10 of 13
Originally posted by Tybalt
Maybe it's all the weight that Roseanne and Oprah lost.

Toooooo Funny!
post #11 of 13
i agree, i live pretty far from the ocean, but have been there, and i couldnt bring my self to go past the shore, but now things are comming to the shore, isnt that thing creepie, it is hard to tell what all is in there
post #12 of 13
Hey, the mystery of the blob was solved:

Chilean Experts Say Beached 'Blob' a Sperm Whale

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chilean scientists said on Friday their study of a huge blob of flesh found on a Pacific beach about three weeks ago concluded it was the carcass of a sperm whale, ending speculation of a giant octopus.

Scientists have been baffled by the 40-foot-long mass of gelatinous tissue found on a remote beach in southern Chile, with initial hunches ranging from whale blubber to a disputed species of giant octopus.

Researchers at the Museum of Natural History in Santiago were the first to reach a conclusion after analyzing samples of the decaying specimen and finding glands of a sperm whale.

"It has not been necessary to do DNA analysis in order to obtain identification, it was enough to find the dermal glands that belong only to this group," the scientists Sergio Letelier and Jose Yanez said in a statement.

The sperm whale, made famous by Herman Melville's Moby Dick, is the largest of the toothed whales and dives deeper than any other whale. The males measure up to 65 feet in length and weigh about 50 tons.

When a sperm whale dies at sea, it rots until it becomes a "skeleton suspended in a semi-liquid mass within a bag of skin and blubber," the scientists said. Eventually, the skin tears and the bones sinks while the skin and blubber float.

"This washes up and has the appearance of an octopus because the spermaceti organ keeps its bulky shape," they added.

The spermaceti is a large bulbous organ that forms a sort of forehead and contains a milky wax which early whalers likened to sperm fluid.

So, its no new sea creature, just yer typical rotten sperm whale.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
LOL, still if I had been in that beach when that thing started to wash up I'd hav e fainted in the water and drowned right there.

Tybalt, I love you avatar btw.
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