THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS FROM AN AMERICAN Merchant Mariner
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The stuff that nightmares are made of.
This is a lamprey, Petromyzon marinus and it's a parasite found in most every ocean. I don't know about you, but as an avid swimmer who doesn't like lakes because of the odd encounter with a leech, I may never swim again after seeing this. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a puddle under my chair to clean up and a person to defriend on my Facebook account now that I can never sleep or take a bath again.
I am Paul B, and I spend most of my life at sea. Ships, Science, the life of a mariner, biology and (mostly) true stories of life among the best and the worst people in the world, the United States Merchant Marines. You'll find it here, maybe. You'll definitely find rants, raves and discussion on life aboard a merchant ship. Come back and see the Brazilian girls, too, who show up fairly regularly.