Author Archive for Stefan Carter

18
Dec
08

PPP

18
Dec
08

the muppet show theme/intro



17
Dec
08

beaker (ode to joy)



17
Dec
08

Manha Manha



16
Dec
08

blobfish!!!!

blobfish

blobfish

Blobfish (Psychrolutes species) don’t need muscles – they have a feeding strategy that consists of sitting and waiting for something edible to go by. As well as that, their jelly-like flesh is slightly lighter than water, so they don’t need to expend energy or scarce oxygen to stop themselves from sinking towards the sea floor. This low-density flesh is an alternative to a gas-filled swim bladder, a feature of many fish in less deep waters. However, at 800 metres deep the pressure is about 80 times higher than at sea level, so any gas would be too compressed to serve the purpose. Also in this photograph is a small red snailfish, another deep-water species with a jelly-like layer.


15
Dec
08

chicken’s feet

chicken's feet

chicken's feet

Extremely spicy dish served at Malaysian restaurant. Not much to eat on a chicken’s feet.

15
Dec
08

Strange food of the day

square?

square?

ika sashimi

ika sashimi

  • Thinly-sliced raw squid. You know the squid is fresh when it’s still moving on the plate and as you put it into your mouth. One restaurant has the squid swimming in a tank underneath the counter where you sit. Hakodate natives love to do the ika odori (squid dance) since they enjoy squid so much.