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What in the Fug is this thing?

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[url="http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/51051/alien-like+creature+pulled+from+new+jersey+area+an+internet+sensation/"]http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/51051/alien-like+creature+pulled+from+new+jersey+area+an+internet+sensation/[/url]
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I just got some nasty goosebumps looking at this. Looks like some sort of alien phallus.



[quote][color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]Forget all this chatter about exploding meteors and some asteroid making a dauntingly close pass to earth: There are aliens among us! Or so some might think after inspecting the image of a bizarre-looking denizen pulled from the waters of New Jersey.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]The photo, containing no information other than the New Jersey reference, has gone viral on [/size][/font][/color][url="http://imgur.com/r/WTF/5dyWk4B"]Reddit[/url][color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3], garnering nearly 400,000 views in the first six hours after being posted on Friday. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]Apparently, the creature, whose days of terrorizing other creatures are over thanks to the sharp point of a spear, is a very large sea lamprey.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]Sea lampreys only measure to about three feet, so the specimen in this image must appear gigantic because of the camera angle. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]A spokeswoman for New York's [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7242.html"]Department of Environmental Conservation[/url][color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3], when asked for a positive ID, stated via email: "The photo doesn't allow counting of gill openings (seven per side for sea lamprey), but based on size alone, this does appear to be a sea lamprey."[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]"It sucks the life out of fish," reads one of hundreds of comments. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]According to the DEC, sea lampreys are eel-like jaw-less and boneless parasites, boasting mouths full of rasping teeth and a file-like tongue. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]Juveniles latch onto other fish and drain them of bodily fluids. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]Most often, the prey, or host fish, dies as a result of either blood loss or infection. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]Sea lampreys spend their egg and larval stages in fresh water. Once their bodies form and they become parasitic, they move out to sea to live off of a host fish. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]In the Northeast, lampreys prey on important game fish such as pike, walleye, sturgeon and turbot. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]Therefore, in this instance, perhaps it's good that the fisherman did not choose to practice catch-and-release. Control efforts are underway throughout the Great Lakes basin and Northeast.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]"Because of the economic importance and profound effects of the sea lamprey on fish communities, its life history has been studied intensely," states a [/size][/font][/color][url="http://library.fws.gov/pubs5/web_link/text/int_fish.htm"]U.S. Fish and Wildlife document[/url][color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3] on sea lampreys. "In the Bight, sea lampreys ascend to coastal streams in Long Island, New York, the New Jersey shore, and the Hudson River."[/size][/font][/color]


[color=#111111][font=arial, verdana, helvetica][size=3]Thankfully, if this image is an indication, there seems to be one less parasitic monster in our midst.[/size][/font][/color][/quote]

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Looks like a dead mobster's arm mutated in the toxic waters of Jersey

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Saw something like this bite a girls arm in a drunkin movie theather midnight showing of Faces of Death 4?

It had reenactment passed off as real death scenes but one had something that looked like this on a girls arm.

I waited for the credits to see this was fake as well, as they called it a mutated leech but...it happend in a lake in NC somewhere. She died from some toxic infection fromt the teeth..supposedly.

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The alien from Dreamcatcher.



[img]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/bluinkalchemist/picture3.jpg[/img]

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Knew it was a lamprey instantly

<fish nerd

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lamprey.

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[quote name='SBVG' timestamp='1360970615' post='2136291']
The alien from Dreamcatcher.



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everybody in the theater was so angry at me when i laughed hysterically through that entire movie.

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that is one big time sucker!

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The 1%?

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Lamprey is a decent boxing announcer also. Oh wait...

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Looks like a big angry penis with teeth.

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1360970763' post='2136292']
Knew it was a lamprey instantly

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Me too.

I like frightening looking animals.

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