So, we can all admit to seeing some weird ass ads in our lives.
But this one. This one might just take the cake for me.
I bet you can’t guess what this is an add for at first glance
Yep. That’s right.
TAMPAX. THIS IS AN AD FOR TAMPAX.
Let me just let that sink in
hey whoa it finally happened, there are NO flowers or salads
Deep Sea Flytrap Anemone
MBARI’s remotely operated vehicle Tiburon photographed this “flytrap anemone” about 1,900 m (6,200 feet) below the sea surface during a dive on Davidson Seamount. Marine biologists have not been able to determine the exact genus or species of this animal, but they have placed it in the family Hormathiidae.
We often see flytrap anemones up to 30 cm (one foot) across growing on exposed rock outcrops on seamounts and deep sea ridges, where currents are relatively strong. Although some scientists have suggested that flytrap anemones eat bits of debris carried on the ocean currents, their body shape suggests that they feed on small animals, such as shrimp, that happen to swim by. Flytrap anemones were recently discovered to release bioluminescent slime when disturbed. Let us know if you have questions about this deep-sea anemone.
(via: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)