Okay, everyone.  Don’t panic.  It’s just a foot-long prawn thing pulled from miles and miles under the New Zealand sea.  It’s not a big deal, it’s not a OH MY GOD IT’S LOOKING AT ME.

…These tiny animals don’t often grow more than 1cm in length, except the Supergiant variety of course, which can exceed 11 inches head to tail. “They actually don’t feel real,” Alan Jamieson, University of Aberdeen lecturer and expedition leader, told OurAmazingPlanet of the November 2011 find. “They feel like plastic toys. They have a waxy texture to them.”
The creature, along with other specimens, was captured in a deep-water trap located four miles down in the Kermadec Trench, one of the deepest on Earth. “We pulled up the trap, and lying among the fish were these absolutely massive amphipods, and there was no inkling whatsoever that these things should be there,” said Jamieson.

*cries in a corner*

[Via Geekologie]

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