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    Animals: Deep Sea Creatures

    I want to give credit to one of the amazing artists who is doing this cutting edge photography. His name is Peter Batson and he has a fantastic site called www.exploretheabyss.com . What he is doing is showing us things which no humans have ever seen in all of history. some artists have powers to entertain and others have the power to open our minds to things we had no idea about. We at conceptart.org appreciate the work which the scientists and deep sea photographers are doing as it is they who are showing us things which we could previously only imagine.


    Please credit artists and sources if you know who else has taken these images for us to see and share.


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    Just found this link on metafilter. The fish are wickedly surreal:
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    This is great!

    Thank you, Alex! :thumbsup:

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    These creep the #@$% out of me. Not to mention I had a tuna sandwich for lunch. Oh dear. :eek:

    GREAT references!!!

    I recently found some interesting sea life at Jeff's Nudibranch Site

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    Very nice!
    I had a look for more pictures of deep sea creatures and found that a lot of the photos seem to be from here:
    http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/CreatureFeature.htm
    (check out the photo library as well as the creature features)

    I also found a few other sites with some good references.
    A few pics here:
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/bestiary.html
    and here:
    http://library.thinkquest.org/4106
    Bioluminescence photos:
    http://www.lifesci.ucsb.edu/~biolum/organism/photo.html
    From Monterey Bay:
    http://www.mbari.org/data/images_video/animals.htm
    Vampire Squid:
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    I don't like the way theyr all looking at me...

    Great stuff. Better get some creature started.
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    You seriously gotta checkout this www.fishbase.org
    It has stuff about everyfish recorded (just about).
    The database is Huge!!!!:eek:
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    Alex K. -Than you very much man, this is great.
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    I love deep sea fish.

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    not technically fish, but still pretty darn cool

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    WHAT?!?!?! WTF are some of those things! I am flipping out!

    Thanks a BUNCH for these. Me so happy.

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    ...and they say we haven't found alien life yet...

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    Strange Fish

    These things are brilliant...All you Veggies -Think again !
    Thanks for the great links.

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    Animals: Deep Sea Creatures

    this is how small they actually are! awwww...
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    look how the front tooth is going through the upper lip!
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    yum...
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    this is called the "Dumbo Octopus!" hehe
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    weird snail shell with horns n' all!
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    Here's my personal favorate, the giant squid (architeuthis dux). These things give me the creeps. Giant squid can reach sizes of up to sixty feet in length. Most of this length is made up of two 40 foot tenticles that it uses to sieze prey at a distance. They also have the largest eye in the animal kingdom as the eye can reach a diameter of up to 16 inches across. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any photos of an intact eye so you'll have to take my word for it.

    This thread is awesome. Proof that reality is stranger than fiction.

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    Colossal squid (mesonychoteuthis)
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    This is it's beak. Scientists believe this specimen is only a juvinille because beaks the size of footballs have been recovered in the stomachs of sperm whales.
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    A close-up of the clawed tenticles

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    The very first specimen recovered.
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    God's gift to concept artists. Wow. I think the most impressive one is the oar fish. Oh and that chimaera_pup.jpg is pretty neat. blown away...

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