Sir, a Bloodbelly Comb has decloaked and is firing on the Zooillogix!

Beautiful and fascinating footage of a Bloodbelly Comb (not a jellyfish, but similarly gelatinous, like my brother) from the Monterey Bay Aquarium's remote operated vehicle. The laser light show comes from tiny transparent, hair-like cilia combined with trace amounts of LSD that will forever remain in your spine.

I could point out that it appears Deep Sea News ran this a few days ago, but we're not talking to them anymore since they went all "academic" on us... I bet they don't even have any shirts with wolves on them.

Deep Sea News bowed to academic peer pressure not to sell t-shirts with wolves on them? Those spineless jellyfish!

By Mike Olson (not verified) on 30 Oct 2009 #permalink

The video is even better if you imagine the voice of Patrick Stewart in the background say, "The ocean...the final frontier. These are the voyages of the bloodbelly comb..."

Love the Patrick Stewart idea! I'll ask around to see if we have any connections for a remix.

(If you like the video -- and tshirts with wolves -- we have some cool Halloween e-cards this year: www.montereybayaquarium.org. wolf eels and bloodybelly comb jelly among the options.)

I could point out that it appears Deep Sea News ran this a few days ago, but we're not talking to them anymore since they went all "academic" on us... I bet they don't even have any shirts with wolves on them.

I thought we had become less academic. And why would I wear a shirt with an vertebrate? Especially one from land?

YouTube then offered the Monterey Bay Aquarium clip of a sea otter playing the piano. The little bugger has more musical talent that I do!

By william e emba (not verified) on 02 Nov 2009 #permalink

They need to have E.S. Posthumus being played as background music.