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The REAL Podzilla

By Leonard Ho - Posted Feb 03, 2012 07:00 AM
Freaky Friday: Imagine finding this hitchhiker in your reef tank! This foot-long amphipod was caught off the Kermadec Trench of New Zealand. These deep-sea "supergiants" were first discovered in Hawaii in 1980s but have since been found all over the world.
The REAL Podzilla

I wonder if it tastes like lobster.

Reef Nutrition: Are you up for culturing a new pod (one that can exact revenge on mandarin fish!)?

My thanks to the good folks in #reefs chatroom (TommyG and adin) for this weird blog!  [via BBC News]

Related: Check out these amazing electron microscopy images of normal amphipods.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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