Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Rhinochimaera

Image: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition
Who ever heard of a spook
With quite so much of a snoot?
It swims in the dark
It's called a Ghost Shark
And its face looks like an elf's boot

Image: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition
That schnoz isn't there for nought
It's useful when food is sought
It's chock-full of nerves
To sense electrical verves
Of prey once hidden, now caught


We leave our wraith in repose
Tranquil in ghastly abode
In darkness engrossed
Give a toast to the ghost
Who boasts by far the most nose

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it looks like something scientists would make up. :)

Daniel Berke said...

Like much of nature, that's a lot weirder than most scientists could come up with. Also that nose is really cute. :)

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Looks like it's one of those wonderful things that makes you wonder whether it was imaginable or not!

Lear's Fool said...

@TexWisGirl it is! Scientists have excellent photoshop skills! ;)

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