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October 31, 2008 5:48 PM   Subscribe

Red paper lantern medusa
posted by vronsky (26 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
That is gorgeous! It reminds me of the glass sea creatures at the Peabody Museum (Harvard University), including several beautiful jellyfish.
posted by cambguy8 at 6:02 PM on October 31, 2008


Seems like kind of a stupid name for a f.... oh. I see it now. Never mind.
posted by rokusan at 6:24 PM on October 31, 2008


you rang?
posted by supermedusa at 6:28 PM on October 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's beautiful!

but it's no Newport Aquarium jellyfish room chandelier!
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 6:31 PM on October 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Stunning. Thanks for this.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 6:38 PM on October 31, 2008


It is pretty amazing looking yeah? Imagine thousands of them floating in the depths of the Sea of Japan. It is as if Isamu Noguchi designed jellyfish.
posted by vronsky at 6:44 PM on October 31, 2008


I bet this is their favorite song ,-)
posted by vronsky at 6:49 PM on October 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


I mean this in the nicest possible way vronsky--have you ever been diagnosed as segue challenged?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:58 PM on October 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's a big internet baby!
posted by vronsky at 7:09 PM on October 31, 2008


Tastes nothing like jelly. Or paper lanterns, for that matter. Also very cool looking.
posted by not_on_display at 7:10 PM on October 31, 2008


Let the muted video and the YouTube audio take you a journey, weapons-grade pandemonium.
posted by Tehanu at 7:13 PM on October 31, 2008


Hey, I taught Hans Asperger everything he knew.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:23 PM on October 31, 2008


I was expecting sea creature origami, not an origami sea creature. Nice.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:51 PM on October 31, 2008


Something sublime, ethereal about jellyfish. Pity they sting, they're so beautiful.
posted by nickyskye at 8:26 PM on October 31, 2008


more sea creatures via pink tentacle -- Shrimp defense: glowing blue spirit cloud -- Blanket octopus -- Three bioluminescent sea creatures.
posted by vronsky at 8:30 PM on October 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Have you seen the festo air jelly Nicky?
posted by vronsky at 8:34 PM on October 31, 2008


and the air ray.
posted by vronsky at 8:36 PM on October 31, 2008


Oooo...SpongeBob and Patrick should hear about this...
posted by darkstar at 10:25 PM on October 31, 2008


Red paper lanterns and Leslie West, arrrright.
Seriously cool creature, vronsky - thanks.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:40 AM on November 1, 2008


That's one trippy critter. I love jellyfish. Just saw a heap of 'em this very afternoon, at a MeFi meetup! We went to the Shinagawa Aquarium here in Tokyo.

Cool post, vronsky.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:46 AM on November 1, 2008


vronsky, That Jellyfish robot is *incredibly beautiful*! wow. Has somebody made an FPP of that amazingness? Astonishing.

And that glow squirt shrimp?! This is some creature out of a science fiction book. Alien shrimp.

aww, I love squid and octopi. The more I learn about them, the less inclined I feel to eat them. It seems unfair those glowing blue squid give themselves away with their bioluminescence. Ever swim in water with intense phosphorescence? Soo beautiful.

And Oh my Goddd, the octopus putting out the ray disguise is one of the most incredible things I've ever seen in my life. Really. That's the Batman of octopi.
posted by nickyskye at 8:51 AM on November 1, 2008


PS, adding Sea Angels.
posted by nickyskye at 10:47 AM on November 1, 2008


The glass sea creatures cambguy8 can be seen Here.
posted by vronsky at 4:09 PM on November 1, 2008


aw nuts, I was about to recommend the jellyfish exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but apparently it has just closed. Still, there are some nice videos at their website. Funny jellyfish story: my family was trying to convince my sister-in-law to try scuba diving, so we took her out on a nice calm day, suited her up and got her in the water (accompanied by 3 certified divers) just to get a few minutes under water and hopefully develop a taste for the sport. As soon as she looked down she spotted a few little jellyfish, and that was it for her. I've never seen anyone leap out of the water and into a boat in full scuba gear like that!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 7:23 PM on November 1, 2008


My son got stung three separate times in Puerto Rico by the local jellyfish. The cure for the particular sting he got is vinegar or pee. The first time he got stung, he said, "Dad! Ya gotta pee on me!" But I'd already peed in the water. Luckily someone else had some vinegar. (This was in the bioluminescent bay, Mosquito Bay in Vieques. Which was crazy-ass luminescent.)
posted by not_on_display at 10:45 PM on November 1, 2008


The cure for the particular sting he got is vinegar or pee.

I wonder, is that where the term "piss and vinegar" originated?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:04 AM on November 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


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