More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea ( Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide and Claire Nouvian’s book, The Deep

Hello fellow Marine Biologists!  It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more incredible creatures. Now, let’s dive!

  • Mauve Stinger (Pelagia noctiluca) Diameter: Up to 5 in Habitat: Open water near the surface of the ocean 

The Mauve Stinger is a very dynamic type of jellyfish. This creature can produce bioluminescent light shows, which are admired by people passing by. As the name suggests, this jellyfish’s sting is quite painful. It produces luminous mucus which causes its stingers to glow with intense light. Unlike most jellyfish, this species’ life cycle doesn’t have a fixed stage.

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  • Squarenose Helmetfish (Scopelogadus beanii) Size: 12 cm Depths Found: 800-4000 m

The Helmetfish is named after the armor that was worn by medieval knights. It has two very strange holes which are this creature’s nostrils. The white strands covering this fishes head is a network of sensory canals. 

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More Strange SCPS (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow scientists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to go back to the foundation, and uncover some new objects. Now, put on your S-class protective equipment, and let’s begin!

All information found on scp-wiki.net

  • The Getaway Car SCP-462 Object Class: Euclid 

Description: SCP-462 is a 1968 Chevrolet El Camino in a state of serious disrepair, with several broken windows and severe rust damage. A single key is inserted into the ignition. To date, all attempts at removing the key have failed. If a human sits in the driver’s seat and turns the key as if to start the vehicle, they will instantaneously disappear. Around 42% of SCP-462’s drivers have been known to suddenly reappear without the vehicle at a distant location after a random period of time, ranging from 43 seconds to 7 months, near the spot that they have confirmed as being their chosen destination. These drivers rarely arrive at their destination safely; many have been observed falling from a considerable height after reappearing, while others have arrived while flying in the direction of their destination at various speeds, resulting in injuries that are sometimes fatal. Occasionally, test subjects will arrive in various states of dismemberment. In 35% of these cases, the test subject never reappears and cannot be located, even when fitted with a GPS transceiver. The remaining 23% of test subjects [DATA EXPUNGED].

 The subjects who survive SCP-462’s traveling process report that they are driving during the time they are gone, and express confusion regarding the experience and their abrupt re-appearence. These reports typically contradict the time between vanishing and reappearing, with most drivers insisting that they have been gone for a few minutes as opposed to the actual period of time their disappearance was observed.

The object first came to the Foundation’s attention on October 5th, 2(BLANK BLANK) when (BLANK) Marshall inadvertently used it to find his father, who was serving a life sentence at (BLANK BLANK) Penitentiary, (BLANK BLANK) km from the object’s original location. Questioning was carried out by Agent (BLANK), who was working undercover as one of the facility’s guards. SCP-462 was immediately located and moved to Site (BLANK) without incident.

  

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  • Hard-to-Destroy Reptile SCP-682 Object Class : Keter (This happens to be one of my favorite SCPS!) (BTW please make this into a Horror movie!)

Description: SCP-682 is a large, vaguely reptile-like creature of unknown origin. It appears to be extremely intelligent, and was observed to engage in complex communication with SCP-079 during their limited time of exposure. SCP-682 appears to have a hatred of all life, which has been expressed in several interviews during containment. (One of these will be shown below.)

SCP-682 has always been observed to have extremely high strength, speed, and reflexes, though exact levels vary with its form. SCP-682’s  physical body grows and changes very quickly, growing or decreasing in size as it consumes or sheds material. SCP-682 gains energy from anything it ingests, organic or inorganic. Digestion seems to be aided by a set of filtering gills inside of SCP-682’s nostrils, which are able to remove usable matter from any liquid solution, enabling it to constantly regenerate from the acid it is contained in. SCP-682’s regenerative capabilities and resilience are staggering, and SCp-682 has been seen moving and speaking with its body 87% destroyed or rotted.

In case of containment breach, SCP-682 is to be tracked and re-captured by all available Mobile Task Forces, and no teams with fewer than seven (7) members are cleared to engage it. To date (BLANK BLANK BLANK), attempted breaches have numbered at seventeen (17), while successful breaches have it numbered at six (6).

Addendum 682-B: Portion of recorded transcript of (BLANK).

   <Begin Log, skip to 00h-21m-52s>

Dr. (BLANK): Now, why did you kill those farmers?

SCP-682: (No verbal communication)

Dr. (BLANK): If you don’t talk know, we will remove you from this attempt and place you back into-

SCP-682: (Incomprehensible)

Dr. (BLANK): Pardon? (Motions to move microphone closer)

SCP-682: (Incomprehensible)

Dr. (BLANK): Speak up. (To Personnel D-085) Move the mic up closer.

SCP-682: …  they where (Incomprehensible) …

Dr. (BLANK): (To Personnel D-085) That microphone has only so much gain, move it closer to it!

Personnel D-085: His throat’s messed up man, look at it! He ain’t talking- (Gasps and screams)

SCP-682: (Appearing to assault D-085’s body)  … they were… disgusting…

Dr. (BLANK): (Retreats from the room) 

<End Log>

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More Strange Creatures Of The Sea (Make Up Post)

I first want to apologize for not posting yesterday’s on my blog. I have decided to do yesterday’s post today, and as a bonus, I will do Wednesday’s post as well!

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s time for us to explore the ocean once again. I hope you guys are ready to have your minds blown! Now, grab a snorkel, and let’s dive!

  • Giant Oarfish (Regalecus glesne) (sci name from en.wikipedia.org) The Giant Oarfish is an absolutely incredible sea creature that can be found in mesopelagic and epipelagic ocean layers worldwide. (en.wikipedia.org) It’s the largest bony fish in the world that can grow up to a jaw-dropping 36ft in length! (en.wikipedia.org) They feed on jellyfish and squid, and are variable in color. (en.wikipedia.org)

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  • Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) (sci name found en.wikipedia.org) The Frilled Shark is a dangerous sea creature that can be found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. (en.wikipedia.org) I can grow up to 6.6ft in length, and can swallow prey whole. (en.wikipedia.org) They have 300 tiny teeth, and 6 pairs of gill slits. (en.wikipedia.org)

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Even More Strange Creatures Of The Sea (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more interesting sea creatures. I hope you guys are ready for this interesting post! Now, grab some scuba gear, and let’s dive underwater!

  • Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius brasililensis) (scientific name from en.wikipedia.org) The Cookiecutter Shark is a very strange type of shark that’s found in warm waters worldwide. (en.wikipedia.org) It gets its name from its ability to gouge round plugs out of large animals. (en.wikipedia.org) It has been known to attack people, and even can bite through fiberglass domes! (en.wikipedia.org)

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  • WARNING THIS THING IS UGLY! Stargazer (Uranoscopidae) (sic name form en.wikipedia.org) The Stargazer is an incredibly ugly and strange creature of the sea. It has big eyes, and a very scary upward-facing mouth. (en.wikipedia.org) It has a lure on its head, and uses it to attract prey. (en.wikipedia.org) They’re also quite venomous, and some members of their species can electrocute prey. (en.wikipedia.org)

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Cool Mythical Creatures From Around The World (Wednesdays)

Hello everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go on another mythical journey together. Now, let’s get started!

  • Neigh! The Tikbalang is a very strange creature from Filipino mythology. It has the head and hooves of a horse, and the body of a man. (listverse.com) It kind of reminds me of a reverse Centaur. Despite its weird appearance, it’s completely harmless, and loves to play pranks on weary travelers. (listverse.com) Unfortunately, some stories depict the Tikbalang as a fearsome creature with glowing red eyes, a stench of burned hair, and a cigar. (listverse.com) It has a very short temper, and will trample you to death if angered. (listverse.com)

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  • Boo! Otoroshi are creepy creatures of Japanese mythology. They are depicted as blue(however they can be orange), hairy, hunched, four-legged beasts with fierce tusks and claws. (yokai.com) They’re masters of disguise, and only appear in high places like roofs or torii archways at shrines. (yokai.com) They guard holy places, and will devour wicked people to pieces. (yokai.com)

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Cool and Strange Pokedex Entries (Thursdays) (sources from various dexes and bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net)

Hello everyone! It’s Thursday, and you know what that means! It’s time for me to dive into the cool and creepy world of Pokemon. I hope you guys like this post! This is probably going to be the last Pokemon entry I do on this blog for a while. Don’t worry though, there will be new posts replacing it in the near future. 😀

  • Little Punk! Scrafty Pokemon Black Pokedex entry (material found on bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net) Groups of them beat up anything that enter their territory. Each can spit ACIDIC LIQUID from its mouth! (A punk that spits acid, as if gangs weren’t bad enough!)

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  • SSSSS Arbok Pokemon Sapphire Pokedex entry (entry found on bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net)  This Pokemon is terrifyingly strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once Arbok wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible! (O_O)

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Cool and Creepy Pokedex entries (Thursdays) (sources from various Pokedexes and bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net)

Hi everyone! It’s Thursday, and it’s time for us to once again dive into the amazing world of Pokemon! I hope you guys are ready for this week’s entries. Now, let’s start this thing!

  • Bzzt Luxio Pokemon Omega Ruby Pokedex entry: Its claws loose electricity with enough amperage to cause fainting. They live in small groups. (High Voltage!)

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  • Cry Baby! Plusle Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Pokedex entry: When Plusle is cheering on its partner, it flashes with electric sparks from all over its body. If its partner loses, this Pokemon cries loudly. (Poor sport eh?)

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