MONSTERS OF THE DEEP


MONSTERS OF THE DEEP

This series of creature cards is produced by the excellent people behind the weirdly spelled wierdnwonderful project. They are essentially ‘knowledge cards’, produced with informative humour. I have featured a number of extraordinary creatures in my WTF? (What’s That Fish?) series, and many were, I later discovered, already featured in the cards. I tried to distil the essential weirdness and the most important aspects of each creature from my research. Annoyingly, I often found that the cards did it better, and with equal or better amusement value… The only thing they lack (but which I am fortunately able to provide) are the images to go with the factoids. 

I’m a big fan of simple aides memoire. BIRDORABLE do a great job for birds, with their cartoons in which each species is depicted in a clear, recognisable and amusing way. The essential characteristics are caught. If you doubt me, check out their multitude of warblers, and the clever way in which they are made distinctive. 

ARROW CRAB

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COOKIECUTTER SHARK

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FROGFISH

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MANTIS SHRIMP

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STARGAZER

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