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Huang Yong Ping (b. 1954 in Xiamen, Fujian province, China) - Wu Zei, 2010. A 25 meters wide Octopus from the exhibition Mediterranean Sea at Monaco’s Oceanographic museum.
The Monaco Oceanographic Museum is one of the most amazing looking museums in the world:
OH MY GOD
(plural salps, salpa, salpae or salpa) a barrel-shaped, planktonic tunicate. It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. The salp strains the pumped water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton.
Etymology: Neo-Latin, special use of Latin salpa < Greek sálpē - kind of fish.
Pyura chilensis looks like a stone which contains significantly more blood and guts than one would normally expect.
There are two possibilities:
1) It’s a Sea Squirt, one of those tunicates who live attached to the sea floor and feed on plankton by filtering it out of the water.
2) An apprentice mage attempted to turn himself into a stone golem and it went horribly wrong.
Either way… people eat it! Seasoned with lemon, spices and herbs. Apparently it makes you dizzy and drowsy if you eat too much.
So please control your appetite if you come across one.
#getting blood from a stone is not actually that hard you just have to pick the right stone (realmonstrosities)
Gooseneck Barnacle (Pollicipes polymerus)
So called because of its resemblance to a goose neck and head, the gooseneck barnacle forms dense colonies in crevices on rocky shores with strong waves. Barnacles anchor themselves to rocks by a tough, flexible stalk (peduncle), which also contains the ovaries. This is actually their “head” end. Once the gooseneck barnacle has attached itself to an object, it secretes a series of pale plates at the end of its stalk, forming a shell around its featherlike legs, which comb through the water for food. The legs face away from the sea, enabling the barnacle to feed by filtering out particles of detritus from returning tidal water as it funnels past them through cracks in the rocks. Gooseneck barnacles become sexually mature at about five years of age and may live for up to 20 years. The larval stage is free-living but depends on sea currents for its transport and survival. Colonies of gooseneck barnacles are susceptible to the damaging effects of oil pollution and they recover only slowly from disturbance.
Ok but real talk if I ever see one of these in person I’m booking it to the car and never ever going to the beach again not ever.