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kucharek
2005-Sep-28, 10:51 AM
There comes another myth...


A live, adult giant squid has been caught on camera in the wild for the very first time.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4288772.stm

HenrikOlsen
2005-Sep-28, 11:05 AM
This one is a lot less mythological than you might expect at first sight http://www.pubs.royalsoc.ac.uk/proc_bio_content/pdf/RSPB20053158.pdf

TriangleMan
2005-Sep-28, 11:14 AM
Another article (http://www.usforacle.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/02/16/4030cf82b1581) about giant and colossal squids, whose existence was confirmed decades ago. Some researchers have even been trying to raise juvenile giant squid in captivity, but without much success. The article also discusses the problems researchers have been having trying to film giant squids so this video is a major breakthrough.

Sticks
2005-Sep-28, 12:33 PM
Comming Soon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Ness_Monster) :lol:

publiusr
2005-Sep-29, 08:22 PM
This seems to be a real story:
http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/search/web/Mesonychoteuthis/1/-/1/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/417/top

Dr Nigel
2005-Sep-29, 09:10 PM
This one was also reported in New Scientist. Very similar details to the BBC story.

Sticks
2005-Sep-29, 09:13 PM
Anyone for calamari (http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Calamari) :D

Van Rijn
2005-Sep-29, 10:08 PM
Anyone for calamari (http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Calamari) :D

I'll pass.

From
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/squid_highlights.html


One clue was discovered at a party when Roper and two other scientists cooked a piece of giant squid. They expected a giant delicacy But it was awful. The taste reminded them of ammonia, a strong-smelling substance. They tested the tissue and found a lot of ammonia. They think that ammonia makes the giant squid less dense than seawater, so it won't sink. It can easily stay at a good level for finding food without constantly swimming and wasting its energy

publiusr
2005-Sep-30, 07:00 PM
You know--If I had to have a violent death--I'd want to be on some documentary being pulled over board by one--on camera. Beats having someone pop a cap in me and dying as another murder statistic.

Then too--it probably wouldn't feel too good getting torn apart by what is essentially a giant face-hugger.

BlackStar
2005-Sep-30, 09:54 PM
Cephalopod intelligence has been noted by scientists. I saw a documentary on Discovery where a biologist was holding up patterns in front of a cuttlefish, and the cuttlefish repeated the patterns on its skin. Amazing.

Giant squids? Their brains must be massive. No wonder they hide from humans so cleverly.

Maybe they have cities at the bottom of the Marianas Trench... ha...

Mosheh Thezion
2005-Oct-01, 06:47 AM
Thats terrible.. ripped off its arm to get some pictures..

and to think we have also destroyed alot of their breeding ground with bottom troling... thus soon... there may be no squid to see..

stop eating sea food.!
-MT

ZaphodBeeblebrox
2005-Oct-01, 06:55 AM
Thats terrible.. ripped off its arm to get some pictures..

and to think we have also destroyed alot of their breeding ground with bottom troling... thus soon... there may be no squid to see..

stop eating sea food.!
-MT

Oh, But It Tastes, SO Good!!!!

Besides, Giant Squid, Of Course ...

Maddad
2005-Oct-02, 12:29 AM
It did not rip off the tenacle to get the pictures; that was an accident of entanglement.

publiusr
2005-Oct-05, 05:17 PM
I'd hate to be in the water with it. So here is the Kraken. I could buy the cryptid claims of large ocean creatures more so than others. I wonder if we will see other, larger creatures below...