Breathtaking time-lapse video of marine life


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wow just wow!!!


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Awesome,
... But I can't be the only one to have the mind pictures of a Shoggoth


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One episode of the 2001 PBS Series The Shape of Life, titled "The Ultimate Animal" examined echinoderms. I was intrigued to learn that scientists had thought of starfish and other echinoderms as mindless eating machines crawling along without any awareness of their surroundings. Time-lapse photography revealed that they interacted with each other, even competing over territory--all of it happening, from our perspective, very slowly.

This was really lovely and reminded me of that.

Also I love it when the camera doesn't remain stationary in time-lapse photography.


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That was stunning and amazing.


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It is a great video, but why did they put Michael Bay in charge of the music?


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Stunning, but did anyone else feel uncomfortable watching certain bits? Like seeing those flowery things sprout from the surface. Think i've seen too many horror films...


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I thought Shoggoths were like giant spit balls with loads of eyes. I didn't picture them as solid as per the depiction in your link.


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Ya, I could see that too. As with their form... I think the description itself was somewhat shifting and unsettled (as well as unsettling!)
My impressions from Lovecraft's original works lends me more to the image of something malleable of un-fixed form ready and willing to shift modes, but not soft... more able to form solid organs (such as eyes) or appendages as needed. Much like a macro, more complex version of a slime-mould.


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