Monday, May 3rd, 2010
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Giant Medusa Jellyfish Seen in Former Gulf Of Mexico (Now Renamed 'Huge Hell Pit')


A massive stygiomedusa gigantea jellyfish was recently videotaped for the first time swimming around the base of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. These three-feet-by-twenty-feet creatures are amazing to look at, but if they don't eat one hundred thousand barrels of oil a day, none of this is very important, is it?

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HiredGoons (#603)

That Jellyfish used to be clear before last week.

Fact.

propertius (#361)

Hmmm maybe it doesn't matter that they don't *eat* the oil. They can just soak it up, then we catch them and incinerate them, or something.

cherrispryte (#444)

True story.

roboloki (#1,724)

i get about 17 mpj (miles per jellyfish)

An oil-rig dementor?

kingdiamond (#3,211)

Isn't this the equivalent of the deep-sea submersible operators surfing porno on the job when they're supposed to be assessing damage to the rig??

GET BACK TO WORK U NERDS!!!11!

History shows again and again how nature points up the follow of men/
Giant Medusa!

HiredGoons (#603)

So this must be the Kraken.

deepomega (#1,720)

Is anyone else turned on by this?

HiredGoons (#603)

Um, I'm actually a little turned on by the sheer amount of metrics superimposed over that video screen.

That altitude indicator is a cocktease.

deepomega (#1,720)

Speaking of Eroticism Under The Sea (which is the theme of the prom I am hosting).

NSFW (Not Safe For Whalewatchers): http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs331.ash1/28697_116537958377745_100000646253932_160389_1242300_n.jpg

hugesunglasses (#2,696)

And thus supports my ongoing theory that the deep ocean is the freakiest fucking thing on earth.

And that is what makes it awesome.

djbsquared (#4,729)

"If I Did It" by the Giant Freaking Jellyfish. Released tomorrow as a press release from BP Publishing.

Dave Bry (#422)

Nice. That's the other angle.

Baroness (#273)

Fascinating and eerie, from about :50 it looks like some big-headed Tim Burton creature, with a long flowing gothic black dress trailing behind it, ghostly. The Miss Havisham of jellyfish.

mrschem (#1,757)

NO more ocean swimming for this cat.

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