Tuesday, April 29, 2008

PLAIN TALKING


That's a Box jellyish or cubozoan. They're being studied as an intermediate stage of simple to complicated eyesight.
I'm still going through New Scientist magazines and picking up snippets that I've forgotten and this one was before I had a blog.
Dan Nisson, a vision expert described these predators as "fantastic creatures with 24 eyes, four parallel brains and 60 arseholes". Who needs a latin name after that.

9 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

"fantastic creatures with 24 eyes, four parallel brains and 60 arseholes"

Sounds like the England cricket team.

JahTeh said...

I'm glad you said that. I would never say a thing like that about a Pommy cricket team. And the jellyfish has a sting in its tail an all. It looks like a Pom though when it's out of the water, pale and lumpy and wobbling all over the place, a bit like Fleetwood in Summer.

Brian Hughes said...

"It looks like a Pom though when it's out of the water, pale and lumpy and wobbling all over the place..."

Ah...makes me want to dig out all my old home videos.

Jayne said...

"60 arseholes.... with 4 brains "?
AHHH!
It's a Federal Parliament!

Bwca said...

it's a lovely COLOUR

a Bombay Blue Sapphire Boxjellyfish

JahTeh said...

Jayne, you're being extremely generous, I'd go for two brains but then we do have Julia who has 4-brain power all on her own.

Bwca, the Bombay is in a safe place until the next visit.

JahTeh said...

Apparently I left the 'l' out of Nilsson, now I haven't.

Middle Child said...

60arseholes...think of the climate damage of they were a ruling species...with a swatch of toiloie papet per arsehole.... mein gott

JahTeh said...

That's the beauty of the ocean Therese, when they (thank you Lexicon Harlot)chute the chit, it becomes fodder for something else.