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#1 Dive_Girl

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:01 PM

I thought it would be fun to do a fun diving related Creature Feature Trivia game!*

CREATURE FEATURE 1

Name this sea creature:

There are more than 200 different species of jellyfish in the world. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. This jellyfish is the largest species of jellyfish - their bells (jellyfish's round, umbrella-like bodies) can reach 8 feet across and their tentacles can be more than 200 feet long! (you had better drink ALOT of water to "neutralize" this jelly's sting... :P )

*This thread was originally started in honor of Halloween, but it became so interesting- we continued it beyond Halloween! Thanks everyone for making this previously mini adventure super fun!*
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Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:03 PM

Um, how about:

"The monster jellyfish that Jim will only look at from a loooooong way off!"

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#3 Dive_Girl

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:07 PM

Good idea Jim! But sometimes divers don't see them before they feel the tentacles stinging on their face.... :P (yep, divers encounter them - so that's a hint)
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Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:27 PM

My guess is the Lion's Mane Jelly. If I remember correctly, the large ones are found in the artic, and can be 60 years old.
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Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:46 PM

Any species of jellyfish can reach this size if it hangs around in the cooling waters of the San Onofre, Diablo Canyon or other nuclear power generating plants; or in waters near certain top secret military waste dumping grounds.

Edited by drbill, 19 October 2005 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:36 PM

Yah,
Just read about the largest one in the Canadian Diver mag...

Lions Mane...
Right on blacktar,
but haven't seen them here... that big anyway...

Edited by fbp, 19 October 2005 - 10:37 PM.

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 11:53 AM

DING DING DING!!!! You are correct, it is the Lion's Mane jellyfish!! These fun little stingers are very prolific in Pacific Northwest waters! You know you've been hit when you're diving and all of a sudden instant burning pain. :-D They are beautiful to watch from a distance though!

CREATURE FEATURE 2

Name this sea creature:

When trying to escape a predator, this particular creature can eject its internal digestive organs (think wet spaghetti noodles) in order to distract and confuse the attacker while making its get-away. Once safe, the creature begins the process of regrowing the organs. Many varieties of species related to this creature are found in both warm and cold salt water. Gives new meaning to "puking your guts out" - now doesn't it... :D

This is actually an example of critter behavior I give to students for why they shouldn't touch sea life! :)
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 12:08 PM

The California Sea Cucumber. (Probably the only one of these I'm going to get.)


Just to throw one in - while we wait for the next installment.

CREATURE FEATURE 3

Name this sea creature:

This is the longest bony fish in the world, easily growing to 50' with a thin snake like body and horse like face it accounts for many sea-serpent sightings.

Edited by Dive_Girl, 21 October 2005 - 04:34 PM.

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 12:43 PM

EXCELLENT HAWK!!! :D

And thanks for adding one of your own! Who-hoo! I'll save my guess waiting for others (and I made a little edit to your post noting it's Creature Feature 3) Yeah!!! :)
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 02:09 PM

Hawk, I was thinking Oar fish but the bodies are not snake thin.
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 02:57 PM

Hawk, I was thinking Oar fish but the bodies are not snake thin.

Oar Fish it is :lmao: - I said it had a thin, snake like body - not a snake thin body. Compared to it's length - it's thin.
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 03:07 PM

CREATURE FEATURE 4

Name this sea creature:

When threatened, this creature is capable of excreting a thick mucus from its sieve plate (also called the madreporite) located on the top surface of its body. It has been noted the slime apparently tastes very bad (what I want to know is WHO tasted it to make this notation!!! :lmao: ) And that's right folks you read it here. This creature "snots" its potential predators!!
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Posted 21 October 2005 - 05:41 AM

Sounds like most members of the Atlantis Dive Club :D :lmao:
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Posted 21 October 2005 - 12:04 PM

:D OK here's a hint.... :lmao:

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 01:45 PM

OK here's a hint.... :teeth:

Hmmm... looks like a relative of the cushion stars or bat stars, but I'm not familiar with the species. Of course madreporite gave the group away early on. The only snotting I see around here is "sea snot."




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