Friday, 1 March 2013

The Ugly Sea Cucumber

Image: NOAA/MBARI
Abyssocucumis abyssorum
Would it surprise you to learn that Abyssocucumis abyssorum comes from the Abyss?

Or that this big, wriggly maggot is a Sea Cucumber spotted at a depth of 3,000 metres (9,800 ft)?

What happens next, I wonder?

Will it spin a cocoon and later emerge a beautiful swan?

A butterfly, maybe?

A fly?

No.

Sea Cucumber cares not for your "beauty" and your carefully constructed standards.

Sea Cucumber is Sea Cucumber.

And there's an end to it.

2 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i was wondering if there was a pretty one. guess not. :)

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Well, my heart definitely belongs to the uglies.

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