RDP Wednesday – SPLASH
Do you think that Sharks are the scariest thing in the ocean?
Starfish ( or Sea Stars, they aren’t fish but they aren’t stars either so whatever ) have no blood and no brain but they do have eyes, hundreds of feet and they eat by pushing their stomach out of their mouths into the inside of their prey ( shells of muscles of clams for instance ) and digest it.
Can you imagine if Starfish were bigger?
” So, did you hear about what happened to Jill on her trip ? She got eaten by a Starfish! It was messed up. She was on the beach drinking wine and reading poetry like she does and she went for a quick dip and this Starfish crawled up on her and stuck it’s stomach in mouth and yuck, yuck, YUCK.”
Update from 2018: An unknown mutation is saving sea stars from wasting disease
My favorite sea animal is the Seahorse- first of all, unlike Starfish, Seahorses are actually fish. They suck their prey up their noses- or snouts and they have excellent eyesight.
Only 1 in a thousand baby Seahorses live to adulthood, which means they are both rare and precious and unlike Starfish I can see no scenario where they evolve into merciless killing machines like Starfish.
I’ve always wanted to have seahorses, but I kill house plants so I don’t think that’s going to happen. Still, when I go to Aquariums I always check out the seahorses
Maybe it’s their faces, or the way they swim or that they mate for life, like wolves but Seahorses are the coolest things in the ocean check out these videos and see for yourself:
To answer the prompt more specifically –
this is what splash means to me…it’s the sound that the ocean makes
when the monsters are swimming around.