March 10, 2006

Next I'll Slap Somebody On The Back And See If Their Face Stays Like That

You've probably seen pictures of the recently-discovered hairy lobster by now:

Marine biologists have discovered a crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster or crab covered in what looks like silky fur.

Kiwa hirsuta is so distinct from other species that scientists have created a new taxonomic family for it.

. . .

K. hirsuta is blind; the researchers found it had only "the vestige of a membrane" in place of eyes, the Ifremer researcher said.

It's blind and it has hair on its palms.


Damn, my mother was right!

Posted by Chris at March 10, 2006 01:05 PM

Category: General Weirdness

but somehow, "if you keep doing that, your eyes will evolve into mere vestiges of membranes" just doesn't have the same immediacy...

Posted by: chess h at March 12, 2006 09:10 AM