Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Isn't evolution wonderful? — 2



(See Isn't evolution wonderful? — 1, for explanation.)

9 comments:

Sewing said...

What the heck—is this for real!? It looks like a submerged bedroom or something.

Ginny Teague said...

My children made me watch this literally 5 times before they let me comment! What a wonderful mechanism! That shrimp is so toast! We actually read about the pistol crab in some children's magazine a year or so ago, so it was great to actually see on e in action. I'm wondering if the shipwreck these guys were filming in is of any significance?

Trinian said...

Is it just me or do the shots of their submersible moving through the wreckage look entirely like a set?

I could totally go for some shrimp now...

DJP said...

LOL, Ginny -- you mean like maybe oppressed pistol crabs are banding together and targeting the marauding ships above?

DJP said...

TrinianI could totally go for some shrimp now...

Yeah, but be very careful as you approach them.

LeeC said...

Obviusly the creature began by rubbibg its claws together so fast they caught on fire, and it evolved from there.....

Sewing said...

Trinian, just what I was thinking. Even the graphic of the snapping jaw looked kind of hokey.

I don't doubt the marvel of God's creation. The earth sings his praises in its beauty. God's speech to Job out of the whirlwind is one of my favourite passages in the Bible. But this pistol crab is just weird. In a divinely created way.

Sewing said...

Snapping jaw...snapping claw...whatever...

Rand said...

I've been called a "shrimp" a few times in my life. From now on, it's "Mr. Pistol Shrimp" to one and all!

;-)