Friday, March 21, 2008

What? No Giant Penguins?

This article on CNN this morning caught my eye: Giant sea creatures found in Antarctic search. Naturally, the first thing I thought of was AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS. I half expected to hear that the scientists found some strange star-headed creatures on the ocean floor, or better yet, giant penguins.

But as it turned out, scientists surveying New Zealand's arctic waters just found some giant jellyfish, starfish, sea snails and a huge "meadow" of sea lillies. This is actually pretty cool stuff - its fun to think there are still new creatures on Earth to be discovered.

I just wish a studio head would "discover" the need for an ATMOM movie.

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

No Shoggoths then?

Those..."shapeless congerie of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins"