Saturday, November 23, 2013

"Huge deadly pink jellyfish rediscovered 100 YEARS after it was last seen off the Australian coast"

"The incredibly rare Crambione Cookii has not been seen since 1910 but has been recently spotted off the coast of Queensland, Australia, where it was captured."
Not much is known about the mysterious species, which measures 50cm long and has a sting so powerful that it can be felt in the water surrounding the creature.

It was found by an aquarist who was releasing a rescued sea turtle. Puk Scivyer, who works at UnderWater World aquarium in Mooloolaba, said: ‘As soon as I saw it I realised it was a species I'd never seen before.

‘But to then discover I was the first person to see this species in over a hundred years was just incredible.’
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10 comments:

Lem said...

A real life cokie monster.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

It's like Cthulhu except it's not.

ndspinelli said...

I'm guessing meat tenderizer isn't the antidote for this jellyfish.

AllenS said...

Peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich.

Stuff white people won't eat.

Lem said...

The puzzle for me is how does he keep the cookies dry.

ricpic said...

Maybe the deadly pink jellyfish is so rare because deadly pink jellyfish sex is very very dangerous. Worse even than black widow sex where only the male dies. Here it's a two way stingfest. Assuming of course this is a species that reproduces sexually and doesn't just split in half.

bagoh20 said...

I think that's just some old broccoli in plastic bag.

Palladian said...

Oh cool, an Eldritch Abomination.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

TMBG poked a little fun at that sort of thing.

My God! Was that really 20 years ago?

bagoh20 said...

Yes, and that could explain why it has not been seen for so long despite that it has obviously been there, hiding amongst the broccoli, cauliflower, autopsied medula oblongata, and messy murder scenes. Probably sighted many times, but assumed to be something else, or maybe it was those things and yet not, and possibly it is what gives those items their form from within our minds where it may make it's true home.