Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Great Names Under the Sea

While exploring some of Harvard's online collections, I came across a group of 19th-century watercolors of fish. Many of them have intriguing common names. My current favorite is the "Flaming Shamefaced Crab" (pictured above).

Unfortunately, the "Demon Eartheater" is much less imposing than its name.

See more at the MCZ Ernst Mayr Library Artwork Collection.

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