One of 2009's hot, new species


12 Responses to “One of 2009's hot, new species”

  1. Pondering says:

    Either a new definition,”double-header” (baseball ?), or “Now you can see where you are … and going”.

  2. ill lich says:

    And when all the “good” species are fished-out, we will be calling it the “yum yum fish”, in the same way that the gross-sounding Patagonain Toothfish is now the delicious Chilean Sea Bass.

  3. edked says:

    Retractable AND located on the forehead?
    Lucky bastards.

  4. mrmobius says:

    “Among other things, retractable sexual appendages on the foreheads of the males.”
    Quite literally a Dick Head!

  5. dculberson says:


    Seriously, though… Maggie, you are a fount. Ghostsharks? What next! I just got Be Amazing! for Christmas and look forward to reading it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I used to think that sharks with laser guns on their heads were the elite of the bunch. I was wrong.

  7. randalll says:

    It’s a G-G-G-G-G-GHOST SHARK! Run, Scoob!

  8. Snig says:

    When you said “Hot New Species”, automatically thought you meant thermophiles.

  9. Anonymous says:

    You’re kidding?… this new shark is a dickhead?

  10. Anonymous says:

    My next-door neighbor’s not only an all-around cool guy and talented artist but also the biggest ratfish fan I’ve ever known (thanks to some marine biologists who are fans he’s even got a ratfish species named after him — hydrolagus trolli) Thanks to him I’ve developed a mild (compared to him, anyway) interest in the odd-looking but fascinating critters. They really are quite interesting.

    Seattle-area art fans with a fondness for interesting zoological and paleontological specimens might want to check out his exhibit “Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway”, currently at the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus. ( )

  11. dhalgren says:

    It gives the head-butt an all new connotation.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Ghost shark… new pokemon,perhaps?

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