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Fancy a hairy lobster?

Postby Betty Felon » Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:46 pm

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/fancy-a-hairy-lobster/2006/03/08/1141701553455.html

"Divers have discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific which resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blonde fur..."

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Postby chelsea » Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:25 pm

how...prehistoric looking. almost like a cross between a hairy spider and a white lobster. bizarre.

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Postby Squid » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:43 pm

Yea! I didn't have time to post this before sprinting out of the office, but Betty clearly had it covered.

Lemme tell you, I am *really* glad I didn't come across one of those when I went diving in NZ. A hirsute albino lobster would've totally flipped my lid.

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Postby galleta » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:40 am

ecs! ecs! ecs!
reminds me of a swedish boyfriend I had years ago...
ecs! ecs! ecs!

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Postby Liesbeth » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:53 pm

hahahaha!
I think it looks a bit like a muppet lobster. I like!

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Postby LoveSickJerk » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:13 pm

I think you're on to something!

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Postby lagomorph » Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:34 pm

galleta wrote:reminds me of a swedish boyfriend I had years ago...


I think I dated his British cousin.

Also, did you guys see that a "rat-squirrel" that was believed to be extinct for the past 11 million years has been discovered in Laos?

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http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/03 ... index.html

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Postby Squid » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:12 am

Saw that. Who's been hiding them all this time? And where?

Also, this has got to be the first "rat-squirrel glamour shot" ever produced. (At least in the last 11 million years.) That daintily pointed paw. The just-so fern. I just don't feel like I'm getting to know the real rat-squirrel here...

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Postby heather » Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:44 pm

the title for this thread is misleading.

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Postby Fi » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:53 pm

I like the comparison..

"The new crustacean is described in the journal of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. The animal is white and 15 centimetres long - about the size of a salad plate"

gives one the impression that there may be some experiments conducted involving condiments and garnish.

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Postby Moni » Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:51 am

LoveSickJerk wrote:Image


one of the reasons why joseph's the man.

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Postby Betty Felon » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:17 am

Is it just me or does this "lobster" look more like a giant flea or tic or something definately insect like?

In any case, you'd have your work cut out for you convincing me to eat that thing.

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Postby No You Are » Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:08 am

It's like one of those gigantic electron microscope shots of a dust mite or something.

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Postby Squid » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:24 am

I was so sure you were going to tell us you found one of these in your apartment.

I'm kinda disappointed now.

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Postby No You Are » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:22 pm

Just Boa Constrictors.

Unless the Hairy Lobster actually IS like a microscopic dust mite... THEN THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!!


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