Aug 10, 2011

Hydrothermal Horrors

It's because of creatures below that I don't frequent hydrothermal vents in the abyssal depths of the ocean. I've read Dune, and I've seen Tremors, and such encounters rarely play out nicely.

True, this photo was taken with an electron microscope. True, this creature is almost as small as a bacterium, but the point remains. Although, it's never fair to look at a creature too closely. If you put a magnifying glass on my face, oh the porous horrors you'd see (a la Gulliver's time in Brobdingnag).

Photo source: FEI and Philippe Crassous via HuffPo




















Thank you for the hydrothermal worm, Ellen. Our microscopic world just got a bit horrificer.

5 comments:

Cucipata said...

Very funny

Anonymous said...

Doesn't that live in an asteroid and eat Millennium Falcons?

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Oh my it's really ugly and terrible!!! I wish I never met it in real life!

indium ingot said...

Excellent post- I think you've given an extremely reasonable response.

jack mechal said...

Wow.simply amazing...
I like desert tortoises their cool and dudey :)
i feel tight on them because they are endangered and we should do something about it, they are cute and adorable and so innocent, i love their eyes.
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