Apr 1, 2008

Bringing Communities Together

The subscript to this photo from CR McClain reads:

A species of holothurian, Pannychia, swarms a whale fecal mound in the abyssal Paficic.
I really don't know what to say about that. It's possibly the best sentence ever written in the English language. And while there's nothing romantic about fecal mounds, it's nice to think that even such an unlikely item can bring communities (even of the sea cucumber variety) together. Isn't the world a beautiful place?

Thanks for the article, Rasmus. (this isn't an April Fool's post - fecal mounds are no laughing matter)

6 comments:

Rasmus said...

Also from the original blog post:

"A graduate student of Khat, Bethane Fessies who also authors the study noted "The samples were really foul smelling and fishy, most of us who sorted the samples weren't able to eat for a couple of days.""

What would professors do without grad students?

Raging Wombat said...

Grad students: the indentured servants of the academic world.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are correct. That is a most remarkable sentence indeed!

CR McClain said...

Bwahahaha

Anonymous said...

Um, just in case I missed some jokey understatement in your post, this most definitely is an April Fool's joke. It's not real.

Cozytailmom said...

I always wondered what whale poop looked like...