Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Unknown creature found in Antarctica by Swedes

According to a small article today, in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, an unknown creature, size of several square meters and very heavy, might have been found and cought, but fell back down to the Antarctic ocean. It was found on 250 meters depth. Read more here>> and use Google translate to read it, if you dont read Swedish. Pieces of it was still stuck to the CTD-sond they used for measuring salt level, pressure and temperature. Tissue samples says it couldnt be an octopus.

Stefan Lindblad

4 comments:

Abdul said...

"The definitive description of shoggoths comes from the above-quoted story. In it, Lovecraft writes them as massive amoeba-like creatures looking like they're made out of tar, with multiple eyes "floating" on the surface. They are described as "protoplasmic", lacking any default body shape and instead being able to form limbs and organs at will. The size of an average shoggoth measured 15 feet across when a sphere, though the story mentions ones of much greater size.

Although intelligent to some degree, Mythos media most commonly shows them dealing with problems using their great size and strength. For instance, the original one mentioned in The Mountains of Madness simply rolled over and crushed giant albino penguins that were in the way as it pursued the characters.

The shoggoths are considered one of the more terrible things present in the Mythos. The character of the Mad Arab, Abdul Alhazred, found the mere idea of their existence on Earth terrifying."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoggoth

stefan said...

But this all the same, was something cought by a Swedish Scientist team, and no talk about mad "a".

INteresting fact is that Japanese fishermen´s sometimes cought huge size octopus and other not mentioned from even more depth. Once a year or so its mentioned in the news papers.

Stefan

Hugh Johnson said...

(quote)INteresting fact is that Japanese fishermen´s sometimes cought huge size octopus and other not mentioned from even more depth. Once a year or so its mentioned in the news papers.
( end quote )
Perhaps a giant squid. These are favorite food for some species of whale.

stefan said...

Hi Hugh,

According to the article it was not a giant squid. They really didnt know what it was. But when it fell down back to the deep ocean, some bits was still on the CTD-sond and they where going to make test on it.