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Medusa as in Stygiomedusa gigantea

 And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man:
A motion and a spirit, that impels
All thinking things, all objects of all thought,
And rolls through all things.
Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey

Extremely Rare Giant Phantom Jelly Found 3,200 ft Deep in Monterey Bay This ghostly giant is a rare sight. But in November 2021, MBARI ((Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) researchers spotted this giant phantom jelly (Stygiomedusa gigantea) with the ROV Doc Ricketts 990 meters (3,200 feet) deep in Monterey Bay. The bell of this deep-sea denizen is more than one meter (3.3 feet) across and trails four ribbon-like oral (or mouth) arms that can grow more than 10 meters (33 feet) in length. MBARI’s ROVs have logged thousands of dives, yet they have only seen this spectacular species nine times.

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  • Mike Austin December 13, 2021, 1:18 AM

    There He goes again: showing off. God enjoys doing such things while demonstrating His creative power and infinite imagination. Who on earth could have possibly imagined such a gossamer creature as that jellyfish?

  • Zaphod December 13, 2021, 2:03 AM

    “Who on earth could have possibly imagined such a gossamer creature as that jellyfish?”

    Proof that God is a Chinaman. Shredded Jellyfish is the bomb.

    • Mike Austin December 13, 2021, 3:39 AM

      A popular saying in Brazil is, “God is Brazilian.” When Santa Anna witnessed the destruction of his armies by Winfield Scott, he sighed, “God is American.” Animists believe God is trees and rocks. Atheists proclaim, “There is no God!” and spend all of their miserable lives trying to prove it so. Hindus believe there are millions of gods, some of whom manifest themselves as cows. Egyptians believed crocodiles and cats were gods, as was their pharaoh. Ancient Indigenous of Central America believed monkeys were gods. Romans believed that their senate could transform dead Romans into gods. The Greeks believed that humans and gods could mate. Aztecs believed that their gods needed human hearts to eat and human blood to drink. Phoenicians and Carthaginians believed their god Moloch fed on roasted human babies. Modern day weirdoes believe that we all are gods, while Mormons believe that “we shall be as gods.” Pop music aficionados in the 1970s proclaimed, “Clapton is God.” Nietzsche wrote that, “God is dead.”

      So confusing. I’m sticking with the God of Abraham and Isaac.

      • Skorpion December 13, 2021, 12:46 PM

        Perhaps *all of them* have a little piece of the Truth, just like the blind men groping the different parts of an elephant?

        • Mike Austin December 14, 2021, 1:39 AM

          It would be impossible for any man or any religion not to possess some part, however small, of the truth. All men are born imago dei and imprinted with the Natural Law upon their souls. Thus every man carries a reflection of God wherever he goes.

  • ghostsniper December 13, 2021, 3:56 AM

    5 fagz are sitting in a hot tub when a jellybaby comes bobbing along just below the surface.
    “OK, who farted?”

    • Skorpion December 13, 2021, 12:47 PM

      And how do you get three of them on a barstool?
      Turn it upside down!

  • Dirk December 13, 2021, 7:41 AM

    Amazing, only god could have the imagination to create such a splendid creature. When one comprehends this sea creature, lives, breaths, to a degree thinks, eats to stay alive, I’m amazed.

    We are really similar in every way. I’ll bet these sea creatures don’t kill each other for sport, or profit.


  • Kerry McGauran December 13, 2021, 5:01 PM

    It looks like it’s made of silk.

    • Mike Austin December 13, 2021, 6:41 PM

      Or woven from a spider’s web.

  • Dirk December 13, 2021, 8:08 PM

    Yes sir, and only God could make such miracles !