Sunday, May 13, 2007

Fanfin seadevil

I'd hate to meet up with this fish in a dark alley! I ran across this picture today of a fanfin seadevil, otherwise known as Caulophryne jordani. It's found in the deep, lightless waters of the ocean. Guess what...the male of the species spends its adult life parasitically attached to a female.

What an appropriate thought for Mother's Day.


Matthaeus Flexibilis said...


You should check out the other incredible images from the new book The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss (University of Chicago Press, 2007), by Claire Nouvian. Here's an article about it with a wonderous slideshow.

Mike said...

Wow, those pictures are amazing!

I think it's wonderful to ponder that billions of different plants, animals, fish, minerals, etc. exist for no human eye to ever behold, but just to bring glory to the God who created them and delights to look at them!

Matthaeus Flexibilis said...

Yeah, not to mention wonders of the grander sort, like the stars, planets, nebulae, galaxies, etc. that we may never see and that are on a scale we can't even comprehend.