OK I am now a bit blown away by twitter.
Last week I posted a tiny teeny itsy bitty entry on twitter:
“Peter Wainwright showed this crazy slingjaw wrasse video in our class at#UCDavis yesterday:http://tinyurl.com/ybqv429“
The video indeed is awesome:
And then a few others retweeted/commented on this.
Then Carl Zimmer blogged about it on “The Loom” in a post “The last thing the mosquitofish saw“.
And that is really when the fish hit that fan.
On Tuesday, Tom Chivers at the Telegraph wrote about it “Weird feeding habits of the slingjaw wrasse” saying
“Almost 6,000 people have watched the YouTube footage of Epibulus insidiator, a strange predator found in tropical waters in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.”
Little did he know what would happen next. It seems to have then gotten picked up by all sorts of web news sites around the world and KABOOM, like the fishes jaw, this video went crazy.
See for example
Now there have been 165,000 views. Completely deserving I must say. But pretty surprising too …
And here are some more links:
- Bizarre Eating Habits of the Slingjaw Wrasse « The Friggin Loon
- High Speed Video of Sling Jaw Wrasse Suction Feeding | glassbox …
- The Slingjaw Wrasse, Epibulus Insidiator | WTFoodge
- Bizarre Eating Habits Of The Slingjaw Wrasse Fish
- Weird feeding habits of the slingjaw wrasse
- Was This Fish the Inspiration for Alien? | Discoblog …
- Epibulus insidiator, the slingjaw wrasse
- Fish with telescopic jaws caught on camera | Zoogle News
- World Kaleidoscope — 世界萬花筒» Blog Archive » Weird feeding …
- Dept of WTF: Wierd fish.
- Fishies from Outer Space
- Friday Videos – Nov 13th, 2009
- critter biology
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