Baby Epaulette Shark, courtesy of Zooborns. Follow the link for more photos.
The seaweed’s not always greener, it’s usually just dirtier, scarier and gross.
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Check out this flippin’ hilarious video from the folks over at College Humor, giving us a pretty impressive breakdown of what to expect from the deepest, darkest crevices of the sea. The darling spoof on Sebastian’s little number from “The Little Mermaid” is wickedly honest about just how fugly some of those deep-sea species can be. Even their given names don’t try to sugarcoat anything – “hagfish” and “blobfish” – “repulsive freaks”! I can sort of relate to the Hatchetfish, with eyes “translucent and devoid of soul”. Personally, I find all these creatures delightfully fascinating, hideous as they are. Although, “giant spider crabs” sound like something I never want to encounter.