Tuesday, May 22, 2007

It was stranger than any imagination could have conceived...

Today's Science Times has a great article and some amazing photos of deep sea creatures. Such bizarre, beautiful diversity down there! Depicted above is a Ping Pong tree sponge. I am speechless.

The images come from a new book by French journalist and film director Claire Nouvian, “The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss” (University of Chicago Press, 2007) .


  1. Jon Dog did you see this about a creationist up to head the NEA?


  2. Wow! Those pictures cant be from Earth!

    (I really hope we didnt hurt them taking bright pics)

  3. The publisher of The Deep, the University of Chicago Press, has a website for the book that includes a Flash video, a gallery of more than two dozen photos, and information about the book and the author, including an author interview. See http://www.thedeepbook.org/

  4. This is gorgeous and has a great name too. My fav. sea creature at the moment.