11 thoughts on “Giant Sea Insect Surfaces to Warn Us All of Our Doom

  1. Have you seen a horseshoe crab? Same type of creature, but prone to lay dead on otherwise nice beaches. This guy will eventually become the really “in” pet, possibly replacing ferrets?

  2. Seriously, if that creeps you out then don’t click on the following:
    It’s a type of isopod that attaches itself to a fish’s tongue, drawing blood out of it so that it (the original fish tongue) atrophies, and then the isopod actually acts as a replacement tongue. Amazingly, the fish isn’t harmed and it uses its new ‘tongue’ just fine.
    Go ahead and look. You’ll never sleep again 🙂

  3. Right you are, spork incident. Potato bugs (what we used to call ‘roly-poly bugs’ back during my misspent youth) are terrestrial isopods, and so are close relatives to this admittedly somewhat larger guy. BTW, they aren’t really bugs; in fact, they aren’t even really insects.
    Ain’t nature grand? The greatest show on earth.

  4. As a kid, I loved playing with rolly-pollies (?sp) / sow bugs. The thoughts of a 2 1/2 foot one is kind of cute.
    Oh, and I love horseshoe crabs. They come up on Delaware Bay to mate just in time to be food for a migratory bird that just flew over the ocean; the bird grabs a meal and then finishes their migration into Canada.
    Also, they have green blood (copper based). Their immune system is primitive but has been the basis for several drugs. Not to mention they go so far back in time.
    One of the neatest sea creatures.

  5. Coooooool! Looks like a leftovertrilobite, which AS YOU ALL SHOULD KNOW is the state fossil of Wisconsin.
    So, yeah, dancinfool, trilobites were the roaches of the sea.

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