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Oct 25, 2008

I got a built-in gold lamé smile, Bebeh

Wow, check out this blorpular fellow, the piglet squid over at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in Los Angeles.

Holy combover!

Helicocranchia_pfefferihi

Via BoingBoing and Zoologix Science Blogs. Sender Inner C.S.O, excellent bloated find.

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Whoa! Things like this always look like they're from another planet. I grew up by the Cabrillo Marine Museum, btw - neat place!

skip
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:21 PM

Why don't you come inside and have a nice spot o' tea.

;) Such a friendly looking PigSquid

sas
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:23 PM

It looks like something only Jim Henson could have dreamed up.

Oh yeah....GO BUCKS!

Jen
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:34 PM

OMG, it's Eddie Blobule's glam-diva sister!

Theresa
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:35 PM

That's a rasta-jelly, mon.

Erebella
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:41 PM

BIZARR-O!!!

leslie
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:49 PM

You'll never convince me the Creator doesn't have a sense of humor.

dharlan1too
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:54 PM

He's like the Bozo in King Triton's world.

chanpon
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:59 PM

It's a gold leafed Bob the Tomato!!!

OMG how adorable this guy is...

Carrie
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 05:07 PM

He looks like Gonzo!!!

Same face, funkier "hair".... and googly eyes!!!

Kaffiene
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 05:48 PM

The schnozz, people!!!!

OMG, the SCHNOZZ!!!

MadameX
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 05:58 PM

I dont know that I have ever laughed just at a creature's appearance. But in a good way! He makes me happy!

Shannon
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:02 PM

Goodnight Mrs. Calabash --- wherever you are

Kar
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:07 PM

Now I guess we know where the artist's inspiration for Spongebob's neighbor, Squidward, came from!

Lanie
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:08 PM

dharlan1too

one word s'all I gotta say . . . Platypus

Jiffknee
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:20 PM

that NOSE blobule, is keeling mee!

Paunchie
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:29 PM

if I poked him with a pin, would he go "pop"??

Paunchie
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:39 PM

No. Way.

This guy is teh awesome!

AmyJ
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:48 PM

LOVE the smile :)

SoCalSis
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 07:14 PM

I love the tentacles hair and
googly eyes.

And transparent!!!!Oo

Annie
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 07:57 PM

it looks like he's smiling!!!
so cute

Teddi
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 08:19 PM

bonk! bonk! bonk! that nose! those eyes! the squiggly hair! the permasmile!

cheryl
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 08:21 PM

To funny.
I love the nose!

carmen
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 08:32 PM

It seems that Mother Nature really does have a sense of humor!

Spikey
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 08:34 PM

This little guy reminds me of the cartoon dude from Captain Kangaroo show!
http://www.toontracker.com/kangaroo/fred.htm

Jo
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 09:09 PM

Oh! Nice... um.. hair!

Sandy
 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 11:15 PM

Jerry Garcia, later in his life when he was trying to stay clean, said that scuba diving was by far a weirder psychedelic experience than anything chemically induced.

In a strange coincidence, this fellah is a big fan of the 77-78 tours, particularly the 5/77 show at Cornell (Barton Hall), the one with the 22-minute "Scarlet>Fire" second set opener.

berthaservant
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 12:56 AM

That SCHNOZZLE! It's so utterly beepable.

Meaghan
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 03:19 AM

I would so TOTALLY buy a squeezy toy that looked just like this li'l blorpy guy!

The incredible variety of forms in Nature is a miracle to behold...

MoonCatty
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 04:21 AM

it's mr. bubble!

zong
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 05:42 AM

Looks like Steve Chabot's combover. Anyone in Ohio knows what I'm talking about. It's worth googling.

Deborah
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 05:42 AM

Hahahahahahah! That's just really comical.

Viv
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 06:04 AM

Surprisingly...I want to snorgle this blobby creature...

Kerri
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 06:40 AM

And you may
see me tonight
with a gold lame smile,
it don't cost very much,
but it lasts a long while.
Won't you please tell the man
I didn't blorp anyone,
No, I'm just tryin'
to have me some fun.

charliewabba
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 07:37 AM

it's like a little kitty walked all over it with it's muddy little paws, aww

claudia
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 08:39 AM

hee! cool!

theo, i'm expecting some sort of RCF with this by the end of the week

punkin
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:00 AM

Peeglet sqeeed?

"Piglet Squid, Helicocranchia pfefferi: This funny looking squid is about the size of a small avocado and can be found most commonly in the deepwater (greater than 100 m or 320 ft) of virtually all oceans. Its habit of filling up with water and the funny location of its siphone with a wild-looking 'tuft' of eight arms and two tentacles had prompted scientists to name it the piglet squid. "

Paunchie
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:18 AM

also this comment from someone named milkshake LOL

""ammonium ions in its body fluid that help keep it bouyant"

Ammonia can surely make the the poor piglet stink like Windex-drinking hobo."

Paunchie
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:23 AM

He/she's dead.

Cem
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:33 AM

who? the windex drinking hobo?

Paunchie
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:38 AM

OMG! Is that nose for reals? Looks like Gonzo!

Paige's mommy
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:38 AM

Well, I *tried* not to laugh, Paunchie...

Theo
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 10:07 AM

I could just see this guy floating around bouncing off the walls of his tank... balloony goodness!

Fegli
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 11:10 AM

http://www.cabrilloaq.org/piglet.html

Yep. Now I'm going to the ocean to spill wome Windex in his memory. RIP.

Cem
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Eddie McBorbelson's second cousin on his wife's side? Just a dear little critter.

Katrina
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 02:43 PM

sooooooooooooo awsome.God Bless nature......

Chris*
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 08:05 PM

Ziggy the cartoon character with Ziggy Marley's dreadlocks?

Raemie L.
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 11:23 PM

Do I see tiny suction cups on the tiny tentacles? CUTE!!!!

Katy
 |  Oct 27, 2008 at 05:01 AM

I swear this is a smiling balloon with hair and nose like a proboscis monkey.

:c)

Elanor
 |  Oct 27, 2008 at 05:42 AM

OMG B-Serve, i knew he looked familiar!
i totally partied with this dude summer of '90 at RFK, when the Dead played Box of Rain in a thunderstorm. Awesome...

ashagato
 |  Oct 27, 2008 at 12:31 PM

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