Thursday, April 26, 2007

An Alien Pokemon World Deep in Inner Space

Mysteries of the Deep is a coffee table book, but not your typical one. If you're into science, particularly oceanography and marine biology, you would want to buy it immediately. One good reason is that it is chockful of the most amazing photographs of animals that live in the depths of the earth's oceans! It is edited by French film director Claire Nouvian and published by the University of Chicago. The blue creature pictured at left is the Vampyroteuthis infernalis, the "vampire squid from hell" as scientists call it. Perhaps it is because it has the ability to turn itself inside out by curling its tentacles over its head! Don't they all look like Pokemon characters?

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