We have those in the public pools here.
A BP team operating an ROV at an oil well off the coast of Angola has spotted a deep-sea creature with an uncanny resemblance to Pastafarian deity the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Captured at a depth of 1,325 metres, the beast does indeed appear to sport noodly appendages. Once the footage arrived at the office of Daniel Jones …
All his friends go to sleep too.
The mice were ornaments on the mouse organ.
Gabriel and Madeleine were just dolls.
And Professor Yaffle was a carved, wooden bookend in the shape of a woodpecker.
Even Bathyphysa himself, once he was asleep, was just an old, saggy fish dish,
Baggy, and a bit loose at the seams,
But the Japanese loved him.
The somewhat fawning line "through the generous help of offshore oil and gas companies" does stick in the throat somewhat. As if these companies are doing for anything other than PR and the hope that they might spot a good drilling location.
Yes I know we all require oil to run modern day society, but there really should be some habitats that are off limits. Unfortunately thats not the case whether its deep sea drilling in the artic or in the forests of nigeria.
The somewhat fawning line "through the generous help of offshore oil and gas companies" does stick in the throat somewhat.
Yeah it's a bit sickly, but at the same time BP etc don't have to let these guys use their ROVs. So in that context, they are being generous, and chaps benefiting from this generosity are politely acknowledging this.
I think to call it "fawning" is unfair. They aren't saying BP are on wondrous and magnificent endeavours for the good of all mankind, just thanks for letting us play with your toys.
I worked for one of the big oil companies in the 90s - it was the first company I worked at that had recycling bins by every desk, a company policy of not using lifts if only going 1 or 2 floors, using public transport whenever possible, etc.
When your business is nasty, dirty stuff, it makes sense to try and be as green and positive in everything else you can do.
So, yes, oil companies do care, even if it's only because they have to (and, internally, they don't have to go to as much trouble as they do).
Probably just me, but this looks very much like a sea anemone which has become detached and is slowly floating down to the ocean bed upside-down.
Earlier footage where the ROV bounces off the undersea installation it was inspecting?
Voices off saying "that's better - last few trips it felt like we were towing something"?
Thankfully His Noodly Goodness does not require literal belief.
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