Friday, 12 December 2008

Challenge 3: Sea Creature


Piglet Squid, Helicocranchia pfefferi 

"This funny looking squid is about the size of a small avocado and can be found most commonly in the deepwater (greater than 100 m or 320 ft) of virtually all oceans. Its habit of filling up with water and the funny location of its siphone with a wild-looking 'tuft' of eight arms and two tentacles had prompted scientists to name it the piglet squid."– Zooillogix

Voil√†, a strange little find from the deep seas! Not too much info about these guys online... but for some reason, they really seem to swim like this (upside down?). 

3 comments:

Sevenstrokes said...

Aww its so cute! I like it a lot, especially the tentacles and the colour choices :) Nice texture on the piglet squid's (the spigs? :p) body too and the writeup is a nice touch.

Dave Dind said...

Holy mackeral (fish reference!) that's awesome! I love the presentation too! It feels like I'm watching some kind of deep sea slide show!

Way to rock the challenge!

Jeanette Mercado said...

Awesome Flo! Yeah I really love the colours! And I love how plump it looks! So cute! And the big eyes, that's what I was trying to do with mine's and then it just turned out sad..sigh.

Great job on the details too! Hehe!