Saturday, May 28, 2011


By Claire Nouvian
Extraordinary creatures of deep ocean.  Some species were photographed for the first time.

The Big Red.  Depth: 1500 meters    Size: one meter diameter

Dumbo octopus    Depth: 300 - 5000 meters    size: 20 cm

Benthocodon    (Looks like something from outer space.)
(no dimensions given)

Green globe sponge    Depth: 10 - 1200 meters    size: 12 cm height

Another Dumbo Octopus    Depth: 300-5000 meters    Size: Up to 1.5 meters

Glowing sucker octopus    Depth: down to 2500 meters       Size: up to 50 cm

Scaly Dragonfish        Depth: 200-1500 meters    Size: 32 cm

Telescope octopus        Depth:  100 - 2000 meters    Size: 30 cm

Ping-pong tree sponge    Depth 2600-3000 meters    Size: 50 cm height


My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for  science.
                Henry, 8

Angels don't eat, but they drink milk from Holy Cows.
                Jack, 6

Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The  main subject is where you went wrong before you got dead.
                Daniel, 9

When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten. And  when he lets out his breath, somewhere there's a tornado.
                Reagan, 10

Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth,  an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your  pillow. Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter.
                Sara, 6

1 comment:

  1. Let me say I love Star Trek and I love the idea of searching for life beyond our planet. But this just illustrates what magnificent life is here in the oceans (and maybe good people aren't exploring too much given the damage they do.)