This is a tubful of creepy-ass sea lampreys at Michigan State acting as test subjects for a new lamprey repellent the university is developing made of the rotting carcasses of other sea lampreys. Because smelling your own dead -- that shit'll get to you. Also: Cupid's arrow. *twang* Well that was just a regular arrow, but you obviously got the point because you're bleeding pretty bad. Point, LOLOL.
Lampreys are parasites that look like slimy eels with mouths that are ringed with several layers of jagged teeth [designed to attach to and feed from a host]. In some areas, like the Great Lakes of the United States, they've become an invasive pest that kills local trout and other valuable fish.
Damn them things is nasty. You think Indiana Jones would hate them more or less than snakes? My guess is more -- what's your guess? "I dunno, but rumor has it Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid' has a crush on Lord Lamprey!" Really? I heard she was banging King Crab. Dude likes his sea-witches thick.
Hit the jump for two videos (one above water, one below) and a picture of a lamprey mouth because terrified is a good look on you.
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