Thursday, May 27, 2010


As regular readers will know I have a long and checkered relationship with the combo know as the Pink Fairies, as a consigliere, co-conspirator, performer, drinking buddy, and song writer. It was never easy. And no, this is not a picture of a mutant Larry Wallis, it’s an Australian handfish…

“Found off the coast of Tasmania and Australia, the rare handfish are solitary, slow-moving creatures. They use their fins to walk on the seafloor, rather than swimming. This is how our ancestors might have looked, before emerging from the sea. National Geographic has a series of articles on these fish, which are spotted so infrequently that it's been hard for scientists to study them. There are only 14 species of handfish, and they lay very few eggs. Most are endangered. They eat by wandering very slowly across the seafloor, eating worms and crustaceans. Though they make an easy target for predators, they manage to escape being eaten because they have extremely toxic skin.”

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1 comment:

Timmy said...

Shouldn't be too long before the Texas Tea spewing into the open waters of The Gulf Of Mexico gains access to the Australian Oceanic life, and that cute little hand-fishy becomes extinct, like the rest of Arthly life is becoming.