Saturday, February 12, 2011

Alluring Angler

“Don't worry I'll help you find your soulmate.

I was searching the web for the most romantic animals and found this site.
It contains a comprehensive list of the worlds most romantic creatures; unfortunately, we were not included. This list includes:
  1. Brolga
  2. Elephants
  3. Bowerbirds
  4. Angler Fish
  5. Terns
  6. Alligators
  7. White-Crested Hornbill
Amongst the seven, I found the Angler fish most interesting. First of all it's the only fish in the list and has the most unique features. They have massive heads and crescent-shaped mouth with numerous sharp pointed teeth. Anglers acquired their name from their dorsal spine that protrudes above their mouths like a fishing rod. This luminous lure contains millions of bioluminescent bacteria which help attract preys or future mates. When a male angler finds a female angler, it latches itself by biting the female's body. Overtime, the male fuses with the female's skin and begins to degenerate until its eyes and internal organs disappear. This type of encounter is very rare so when both sexes meet the relationship becomes eternal.

And for those of you who enjoy romantic movies, I recommend you watch Up. It's one of my top most favorite romantic movies next to my all time favorite While You Were Sleeping.



The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.
~ Oscar Wilde.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE!

6 comments:

Kim Bryden said...

THIS IS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN! I will eat 6 males.

Cat said...

Thanks Kim! You need to update you blog.

Aurum Doily said...

Thanks Cat,

I did make the photo. Some floral fabric, my feet and photoshop. :)

Glad you like it.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Sweet stories and those are two of my favorite movies, too.

Cat said...

Thanks Teri. I think your story was far sweeter than these movies.

Google E said...

First the drawing caught my attention having me screaming "Escape!" In my mind. Then I read the angler romance.

My goodness!