Apr 20, 2007

When the Going Gets Tough..?

This photo is too much! These two hapless fish-handlers have a hagfish in their grip. The woman is sporting a nauseated look, in contrast to her shirt...When the going gets tough...the tough get queasy?

The man, on the other hand, looks weary and resigned. Maybe he's even having an existential crisis. I can understand that. I can't imagine the scenario that would involve me handling a hagfish like this.


Thanks for the photo, Morgan


Photo source: NOAA

9 comments:

Callandrea said...

I think her shirt says "When the going gets tough, the tough get duct tape."

Probably wouldn't help considering all of their "large slime glands".

Anonymous said...

check out some quicktimes of hagfish producing lots of slime at the bottom of this page
http://www.uoregon.edu/~joet/Pictures.html

SICK!!

Jack Ruttan said...

They are kind of the perfect "Ugly Overload" spokesmodels.

Kragen Sitaker said...

The original photos is 8 megapixels of sliminess, and is at http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/OEDV/ODS2005/Images/Album%20I/Deep%20Scope%2005%208_23%20log%20Disgusting%20hagfish.JPG

Kragen Sitaker said...

Trying a third time (Blogger, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways....) http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/OEDV/ODS2005/Images/Album%20I/Deep%20Scope%2005%208_23%20log%20Disgusting%20hagfish.JPG

Dee Bee said...

Didn't Henry I die from eating too many hagfish? Oh, wait, it was lampreys... ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_I_of_England )

Arachnophile said...

DUDE! Why would anyone want to eat a lamprey... especially if they can afford anything else?

Ah, those crazy royals.

I do love the look on that lady's face. She's all, "I'm way too tough to barf... WAY TOO TOUGH... Must. Not. Gag. Breath baby, breath."

Raging Wombat said...

So much slime, especially in the big photo. Let's not let the lady in the photo I posted see this other one...

Rorymc said...

Omg, I can't even see it properly and it's still weird!?*