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Discussion in 'London UK' started by ask-the-younglings, May 1, 2004.

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  1. ask-the-younglings

    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    And I've just made intricate plans for catching, housing and feeding an angler fish. All I need now is an income of several million a year to fund the project.

    Anyone got a spare bathysphere?
     
  2. strangebehaviour

    strangebehaviour Jedi Knight star 6

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    this yank needs a translation.... :confused:
     
  3. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    How can you catch an angler fish?

    You'll need to dive in a sub to the depths of the ocean where theres no light and grab it somehow
     
  4. ask-the-younglings

    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Ah, yes, my plan is to construct a container that can withstand huge pressure from within... take it down an ocean trench, with a lure for the angler fish (finding something that works may take some trial & error). Watching from my bathysphere, I will secure the container once an unwitting angler fish has entered.

    The container will then be hoisted up, and flown by helicopter to its housing.

    Feeding is teh tricky part... and will require a huge pressurisation tank, with a 'door' to the angler fish container that can be opened once the pressure has equalised. Squid can survive in both high & low pressure environments, so on squid my fish shall feast :D
     
  5. strangebehaviour

    strangebehaviour Jedi Knight star 6

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    *looks up angler fish*
     
  6. ask-the-younglings

    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Angler fish are little deep-see beasties with HUGE great mouths (proportional to the rest of them) and a lantern-looking thing sprouting out of its head to act a lure for smaller, unwary fish.

    They're really ugly, and there's a stuffed or otherwise preserved one in the Natural History Museum in London.

    SB - you've read Mann's Doctor Faustus? I was reading the deep-sea exploration bit last night... got me thinking about deep-sea fish.

    I'd love to see a sperm whale hunt giant squid :D
     
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    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    [image=http://www.niwa.cri.nz/ncabb/abb/2003-05/images/index5_large.jpg]
     
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    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    [image=http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/programmes/tv/blueplanet/picpops/images/prog2_2.jpg]
     
  9. strangebehaviour

    strangebehaviour Jedi Knight star 6

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    ohhh and therefore that explains why you would need a lot of money!!

    deep-sea exploration...something I have never done! good luck with that venture, ATY. ;)
     
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    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    [image=http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/dayart/20030527/450angler.jpg]
     
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    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    [image=http://www.aloha.com/~lifeguards/deepsea.gif]
     
  12. strangebehaviour

    strangebehaviour Jedi Knight star 6

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    it's Nemo!!!


    and the angler fish has found him!!

    run, Nemo, run!!
     
  13. ask-the-younglings

    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    [image=http://www.sarasota.k12.fl.us/southside/instruction/Fish/pages/Angler%20Fish.jpg]
     
  14. ask-the-younglings

    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Angler fish are :cool:
     
  15. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    You'll have to make the tank realy dark, and feed it big fish.
     
  16. strangebehaviour

    strangebehaviour Jedi Knight star 6

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    I know a few humans that the angler fish might like to try. [face_mischief]
     
  17. Livi-Wan

    Livi-Wan Jedi Master star 4

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    Volunteers, anyone?

    8-}
     
  18. Yoshee

    Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Sure, i'll try it. [face_mischief]
     
  19. ask-the-younglings

    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    *bundles Yosh into pressurisation tank* [face_mischief]
     
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    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    [image=http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/ocean/anglerfish.jpeg]
     
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    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    [image=http://www.btfiloh.org/dragonfish.jpg]
     
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    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    [image=http://people.whitman.edu/%7Eyancey/viperfish.JPG]
     
  23. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    I think we've got the idea
     
  24. Yoshee

    Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That is one ugly fish!
     
  25. ask-the-younglings

    ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Only one of them, Yosh?
     
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