Saturday, June 07, 2008

something learned today...

We won some goldfish at the Utah Lake Festival, so Noodle and I were discussing fish and eggs and whatnot, and she wanted to know what shark eggs looked like. So we googled it, and I was reminded of mermaid purses, but had never ever seen the egg of a horned shark.

Is that cool or WHAT!?

Here are some mermaid purses for you to enjoy, too.

(one of them has a cutaway so you can see the ittle bitty baby shark....awwwww.)

just kidding, i don't really think that little shark is awww worthy.

Oh, and on a semi-related note (it is aquatic, after all), this month's National Geographic magazine has some AMAZING photos of nudibranchs. What is a nudibranch, you ask? Well, it's a shell-less relative of the snail that lives on the ocean floor, essentially a soft, sea-going slug. And I can't decide whether they look more like candy confections or blown glass.

Seriously, you have to check out these photos.


Debra said...

Woah, weird. Looks like something created by Dale Chihuly.

Debra said...

Woops, appends blogger's address before the one I'm trying to reference for some reason. Anyway, it's

mindy said...

wow! his glass work is amazing!

Kirbell said...

Wow, where have I been? I have never seen or heard of any of these creatures. Thanks for enlightening me. They are amazing!