Once again, we’ve identified a new species of fish that seems to have been created just to give us nightmares.
This gorgeous George is apparently a ceratioid anglerfish. That funny looking glow-stick on its head is used to lure fish looking for nightclub to dance the night away into its jaws instead.
The diversity of life on this planet alone is just mind-boggling to me. It’s one of my favourite things about world-building in my novels, by the way. Using the explosion of life on Earth to inspire creatures and aliens in my stories. I figure, as weird as this world and its inhabitants are, you can never go to far in imagining worlds that are even stranger.
So the next time you’re thinking about where you want to set your story, challenge yourself. Look up the bacteria, flora and fauna that populate our world. Branch off of that and take it to the next level. Go crazy. Get inspired.
And then get to writing. ‘Cause that’s the best part.
Stay thirsty, my friends!
2 thoughts on “We Live In A Weird And Wonderful Universe”
There are definitely some ridiculously awesome bacteria, flora, and fauna on our planet. It’s fun to think of what we’ve still yet to discover, whether it be in the deep ocean or in deep space.
Exactly! The world is filled with such amazing life. What will we find next?