She’s big, she’s bright, she’s creepy enough even to scare me! This creature Feature is all about the Earthly (though thoroughly bizarre) deep sea Gulper Eel.
Being a biology nut I’ve always had a healthy fascination with this incredible organism, but being a busy artist-type I’m going to have to take the backseat and let more witty persons do the science lesson bit that will surely illustrate why I had to recreate it. Gulpers are very strange indeed.
Here’s a detailed bio about the fish.
And a freaky video of the slippery oddity in action here.
Understanding now what we are dealing with here. . Behold. . . My version of it! ( in it’s final stages of production) I built her in two parts that will be super bonded at the center, just worked out well for me that way. She also has a glowing red light organ in her tail, is constructed of both heavy duty polymer and epoxy clay, and believe it or not she weighs in at a meaty 6lbs! Most definitely a keeper. 😉