Moray Eels Attack Prey like Ripley's Alien

Would have beena great fiction story...if it was fiction
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Moray Eels Attack Prey like Ripley's Alien

Post by swamp » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:00 pm

This article is pretty cool. Check out the video link.

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Re: Moray Eels Attack Prey like Ripley's Alien

Post by normsherman » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:58 pm

That's incredibly badass.
And how hot is that eel girl? daaayuum
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Post by strawman » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:23 pm

What video link?
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Post by eric_marsh » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:39 am

Reminds me of an experience I had with a big green moray. It had it's head stuck out from under a coral head and I was trying to get it to look at me for a photo so I was waving my hand to draw it's attention. Suddenly it swam out and put one of my fingers in it's mouth all the way up to my hand. I figured that yanking my hand away would probably be the wrong move so I just waited. Evidently it decided that I didn't taste very good so it pulled back and returned to it's coral head. It's touch was very light and felt like silk.

I discovered later that dive masters routinely offered this moray hot dogs to get it to come out so that other divers could see it.
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Re: Moray Eels Attack Prey like Ripley's Alien

Post by moonowl » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:57 am

!!!!!
I nominate Eric as badass of the week.
"Yo, an eel with alien teeth was eatin' me, so I just chilled out."

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Post by strawman » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:01 am

La Leche Society says that's how you teach 'em to begin nursing.
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Post by moonowl » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:10 am

strawman wrote:La Leche Society says that's how you teach 'em to begin nursing.
You said that because you knew I'd reflexively touch my chest, didn't you?
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Post by themorg » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:47 am

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Post by eric_marsh » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:40 pm

Not brass balls, just a cool head. If I'd yanked my hand back I would have lost that finger for sure.

I've found that in adventure sports you have to turn off, or at least turn the volume down on, that part of your brain that's screaming "get me the f**k out of here." You know, the part that's responsible for self preservation. I've got a little less than three hours as a pilot and there's still some of that going on somewhere in my head. It's taking a little time to trust that the airplane's not going to just fall out of the sky for some reason of it's own.
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Post by StalinSays » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:52 am

The sea mouse kinda looks like the hair club for men's dark secret. You can swim with it... as long as it doesn't swim away.
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Post by moonowl » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:40 am

eric_marsh wrote:Not brass balls, just a cool head.
Uh huh. Then again I'd be the person stampeding over all your asses when someone yells 'fire'.
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:48 am

Recalls that classic love song:

♪♫ When an eel lunges out
and nips you on your snout
That's a moray! ♪♫

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Re: Moray Eels Attack Prey like Ripley's Alien

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:27 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Recalls that classic love song:

♪♫ When an eel lunges out
and nips you on your snout
That's a moray! ♪♫
Singing along:

♪♫ When you swim in the sea
and an eel bites your knee
That's a moray! ♪♫

♪♫ When two patterns of lines
form patterns, serpentine
That's a moiré! ♪♫
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:40 am

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:20 pm

Normally when I sing the "Moiré" verse I'm met with blank stares, but here on the drabblecast forums, it probably has a 90 percent hit ratio.
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Post by strawman » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:30 pm

moonowl wrote:
strawman wrote:La Leche Society says that's how you teach 'em to begin nursing.
You said that because you knew I'd reflexively touch my chest, didn't you?
That would be a pretty cool mutant superpower. Introducing...*drumroll*... Marionette!
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Post by alhilton » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:24 pm

That is so cool. Also, they linked this article http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscienc ... n_tact.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false about the discovery of Komodo dragon venom, which is just fascinating. Apparently, an extinct relative was the largest venomous creature ever.
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Post by swamp » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:07 am

strawman wrote:What video link?
The article had a "See video for more" link. Here is the direct link:

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Post by eric_marsh » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:13 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:Normally when I sing the "Moiré" verse I'm met with blank stares, but here on the drabblecast forums, it probably has a 90 percent hit ratio.
You might like this then. It's a song I wrote and performed on a Cayman diving trip. We went to Stingray City but there was only one stingray there. The words are to the tune of Day-O. The song more or less sums up the trip.

THE CHEER FOR THE BEER – GROUP F – WEEK 5 – WINNERS
( sung to the tune of DAY – O )

Stingray ah Stingray Oh Oh

(Chorus) Stingray won’t come an I wanna go home (insert after each line)

I go to da place where da Stingray dey play
I look for the Stingray but da Stingray gone away
One Stingray One Stingray One Stingray One
I be looking for da Stingray but the Stingray be gone
Our Capn de weight nazi name ah be Brad
He wear a little pocket ah to show off de nads
De man say de moray is de part of da plan
De moray it ah come an it bite me in da han
Wendy ana Bill dey both be blown an ear
Dey go to da Doctor den dey be drinkin da beer
Dey say de hurricane its ah blowen dis way
Big man ah come an take our dock away
De reason we be standin here a singin dis song
Is so we can be drinkin dat free beer all night long

Stingray ah Stingray Oh Oh

(Slowly now) Stingray won’t come an I wanna go home
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Re: Moray Eels Attack Prey like Ripley's Alien

Post by moonowl » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:04 am

Awww, that's sad. Go back! Stingray City is fun! They swim around you like excited puppies. Sometimes they actually try to swim up your back and stuff. (you are in waist high water). Then they *sluuuurp* hoover up any tidbit you offer them. Neat stuff.

There are some cool reefs around there to check out though. I just missed seeing my first shark there. :( I was looking at a stupid sea slug and every other person saw the dang shark. *grumble*

I had "stingray city! Stingray city!!! stingray CITY!" Stuck in my head (UHF's Spatula city!) No one got it. :roll:


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