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Lazarus and the Gimp
06-04-2009, 18:53:29
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/03/31/article-1165930-03FD1AB7000005DC-269_468x329.jpg


That's the sort of beastie you'd expect to find in Australia, or other regions where God clearly never intended humanity to live.

Not England. That's just wrong

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-04-2009, 18:54:58
Story- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1165930/Barry-giant-sea-worm-discovered-aquarium-staff-mysterious-attacks-coral-reef.html


Aquarium staff have unearthed a 'giant sea' worm that was attacking coral reef and prize fish.

The 4ft long monster, named Barry, had launched a sustained attack on the reef in a display tank at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium over recent months.
Workers at the Cornwall-based attraction had been left scratching their heads as to why the coral had been left devastated and - in some cases - cut in half.

After staking out the display for several weeks, the last resort was to completely dismantle it, rock by rock.

Halfway through the process the predator was revealed as a four-foot polychaete worm.

The tropical worm is capable of inflicting permanent numbness on humans with its sting.
Matt Slater, the aquarium's curator, said: 'Something was guzzling our reef but we had no idea what, we also found an injured Tang Fish so we laid traps but they got ripped apart in the night.

'That worm must have obliterated the traps. The bait was full of hooks which he must have just digested.'

He added: 'It really does look like something out of a horror movie. It's over four feet long with these bizarre-looking jaws.

'We also discovered that he is covered with thousands of bristles which are capable of inflicting a sting resulting in permanent numbness.'
Mr Slater said Barry, who has now been relocated to his own tank, probably arrived as a juvenile in a delivery of living rock from another aquarium.

JM^3
06-04-2009, 18:56:55
'We also discovered that he is covered with thousands of bristles which are capable of inflicting a sting resulting in permanent numbness.'

This discovery is part of the reason I like my non-dirty science.

I just get mutated, not permanently numbed by a monster from the deep.

JM

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-04-2009, 18:57:49
Oh bloody hell-.


Staff eventually lured it out with fish scraps, but not before it bit through 20lb fishing line.

JM^3
06-04-2009, 19:00:59
How fast is it?

JM

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-04-2009, 19:03:37
Depends on whether it can steal motorbikes. I wouldn't rule that out.

JM^3
06-04-2009, 19:04:54
What are the chances that somewhere, it is considered a delicacy?

JM

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-04-2009, 19:06:04
By way of light relief, here's a Coconut Crab raiding dustbins.

http://blog.lokonopa.com/wp-includes/images/blog/crab1.jpg

Japher
06-04-2009, 19:39:27
ah, so cute

MDA
06-04-2009, 19:47:25
as an added bonus, they take care of critically wounded cats for you

mr_B
06-04-2009, 20:21:57
how was lunch?

*End Is Forever*
06-04-2009, 21:52:43
I love the fact they called it "Barry".

Greg W
07-04-2009, 01:10:50
4 foot long? Tiny. :p

MoSe
07-04-2009, 06:40:05
yea, what's that, just a leg long?

I don't think it's a new species evolve in the isolated ecosystem of the aquarium.

So, all you tropical coral-reef-scuba-lovers, you know what's awaiting you lurking in the dark.

Killed by a stingray? OK, sad but cool in a way.
Permanently numbed by a POLYchaete worm? what a moron.

Funko
07-04-2009, 08:20:24
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
That's the sort of beastie you'd expect to find in Australia, or other regions where God clearly never intended humanity to live.

Not England. That's just wrong
:lol: :beer:

Oerdin
07-04-2009, 08:30:03
Damn that thing is ugly.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-04-2009, 09:06:35
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp


That's the sort of beastie you'd expect to find in Australia, or other regions where God clearly never intended humanity to live.



Amen.

Lurker
07-04-2009, 12:10:28
:lol:

Oerdin
07-04-2009, 14:15:27
Originally posted by MoSe
yea, what's that, just a leg long?

The average man is about 5 feet 10 inches tall (5 & 5/6ths feet) while this thing is about 4 feet long. That means it's about the distance from the ground to the chest.

Greg W
07-04-2009, 14:18:31
So it could numb on your nipples? Cool.

Oerdin
07-04-2009, 14:28:02
How exactly does the numbing thing work? I assume the spines inject some sort of neurotoxin or something.

Greg W
07-04-2009, 14:41:59
I imagine it kills the nerves with some sort of toxin...

Funko
07-04-2009, 14:46:32
a nerve killing toxin... er like a... neurotoxin then?! :eek:

Greg W
07-04-2009, 14:48:21
Possibly. I'm not up on scientifficy type speak! :p

MoSe
07-04-2009, 15:06:39
it just numbs you with horror and disgust

MoSe
07-04-2009, 15:08:02
Originally posted by Greg W
I'm not up on scientifficy type speak! :p

Reading suggestion: Polychaete Worms For Geniuses!

Greg W
07-04-2009, 15:20:45
Scientificy speak for dummies!

MoSe
07-04-2009, 15:22:30
Crash Test for dummies!

Greg W
07-04-2009, 15:25:40
Dummy spits for dummies!

Venom
07-04-2009, 15:38:13
Sea creatures are heinous, evil beasts. We need to nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Fistandantilus
07-04-2009, 16:16:21
Nuking Cornwall may cause some unpleasant side effects

Japher
07-04-2009, 16:18:15
doubtful

MoSe
07-04-2009, 16:45:29
all that Corn will blast into orbit, obscure the sun and cause another mass extinciton because of the Cornwinter

all in all you're just another Corn in the Wall

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-04-2009, 16:52:40
the age of popcorn

The Mad Monk
08-04-2009, 04:45:57
A nuke could pop a lot of corn.

MDA
08-04-2009, 11:38:40
Had a nightmare about that damn worm last night. Was living in a cave and although it wasn't aggressive, it was always hanging around, blocking hallways and getting in the way. I kept worrying I'd bump into it and get poisoned.

I didn't find the fact that I was living in a cave a bit strange. :lol:

Japher
08-04-2009, 12:31:56
Makes sense. I think the dream is a reflection of the dilemma that you are both a homophobe and a homosexual. - FACT!

MDA
08-04-2009, 12:49:21
Thank goodness, I was afraid the cave was a giant vagina or something.

Funko
08-04-2009, 13:13:58
I think you had a dream about getting cock blocked.

King_Ghidra
08-04-2009, 13:38:03
Originally posted by Funko
I think you had a dream about getting cock

fixed

Greg W
08-04-2009, 14:57:10
Ooh, I wonder if this was a true dream? :cute:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-04-2009, 15:13:52
Originally posted by Funko
I think you had a dream about getting cock blocked.

How do you block a dream?

MoSe
08-04-2009, 15:16:24
you insert a commercial at the climax

devilmunchkin
10-04-2009, 04:57:51
Originally posted by MDA
Had a nightmare about that damn worm last night. Was living in a cave and although it wasn't aggressive, it was always hanging around, blocking hallways and getting in the way. I kept worrying I'd bump into it and get poisoned.

I didn't find the fact that I was living in a cave a bit strange. :lol:

well.. now i'm going to have a nightmare about that worm. jeez.

MDA
10-04-2009, 15:41:17
I'm also interested in the living rock it rode in on. I thought Horta were science fiction.

The Mad Monk
10-04-2009, 15:51:18
CARRION CRAWLER!!!

Scabrous Birdseed
10-04-2009, 17:45:47
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
How do you block a dream?

:lol:

*End Is Forever*
10-04-2009, 19:21:08
:lol:

Japher
11-04-2009, 04:15:53
How do block a dream?

Kill a fairy or stop little kids from clapping.

Turd
11-04-2009, 06:15:29
I pluck the wings off of fairies and then shit on them for fun.

Provost Harrison
13-04-2009, 19:44:04
Originally posted by *End Is Forever*
I love the fact they called it "Barry".

:lol: That gave me a laugh as well...