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Old 09-27-05, 11:29 PM
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Giant squid caught on video!

Wow! Wish I could see the actual video though, the pictures don't really make it look like a 59 ft. squid...

LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese scientists have taken the first photographs of one of the most mysterious creatures in the deep ocean -- the giant squid.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050927/...NlYwNzc3JlbA--

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Giant Squid! Giant Squid off the port bow! ...oh wait, my mistake. Medium Sized Squid!
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Originally Posted by Lemdog
I have a son whose favorite animal was squid when he was in grade school. He used to get so ticked at me if I ordered ika on my sushi or anything else that had squid in it. Such a strange child . . .

But I second your suggestion:
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Man, imagine the eyes on a giant squid. Mmmm...squid eyes.
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Originally Posted by Lemdog
Are you sure you want to do that? I thought giant squid had a lot of ammonia in them.
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To the rescue!

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for refrence

Evolution before our eyes? 2 Walking Octopus caught on video

and to use the same joke from that thread...

Originally Posted by Cameron
Look at this one can do



makes your OCTOPUS look like an


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Mmmm, that would make a lot of ika sashimi.
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This one is really creepy.

vampire squid
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I love Giant Squid news.
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Here's a better article:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050927...NlYwNzc3JlbA--

They had this video since 2004 and haven't told us about it?! How can you keep news like this secret for a year!
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Looks like they filmed it in its natural environment...and then ate it. I see a guy filleting something in the last snapshot.
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Originally Posted by apeoples
at this:
In 2003, New Zealand marine biologists laid a sex trap.

They ground up some squid gonads, believing that the scent would drive male giant squids wild as the creatures migrated through New Zealand waters.

The hope was that a camera would squirt out the pureed genitals and a passing squid, driven into a sexual frenzy, would then mate with the lens -- a project that, some may be relieved to hear, never came to fruition.
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Originally Posted by cynthia
The hope was that a camera would squirt out the pureed genitals and a passing squid, driven into a sexual frenzy, would then mate with the lens
That's what SHE said!
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Originally Posted by VinVega
Looks like they filmed it in its natural environment...and then ate it. I see a guy filleting something in the last snapshot.
Well, they are Japanese.
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This whole story is fabricated as simply a promotional tactic from the producers of "Surface" to secure more viewers and create buzz.

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Originally Posted by Dan1boy
This whole story is fabricated as simply a promotional tactic from the producers of "Surface" to secure more viewers and create buzz.

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Originally Posted by VinVega
Looks like they filmed it in its natural environment...and then ate it. I see a guy filleting something in the last snapshot.
Nah, the squid got away, but one of it's 6 meter long tentacles was left behind in the process. That's what's in the last pic.
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we're gonna need alot of wasabi and soy sauce for that mofo
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When I was an undergrad, I took a seminar on "Sea Monsters" that had guest speakers on various large sea creatures. One week we heard about the giant squid, and after every story of finding a dead giant squid on some fishing boat, the speaker would mention that they would cook some of it and eat it. He said it tasted like non-giant squid.
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This whole thread makes me want to watch Oldboy again.
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Researchers catch giant squid
POSTED: 9:58 a.m. EST, December 22, 2006

TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live -- possibly for the first time -- and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday.

The research team, led by Tsunemi Kubodera, videotaped the giant squid at the surface as they captured it off the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo earlier this month. The squid, which measured about 24-feet long, died while it was being caught.

"We believe this is the first time anyone has successfully filmed a giant squid that was alive," said Kubodera, a researcher with Japan's National Science Museum. "Now that we know where to find them, we think we can be more successful at studying them in the future."

Giant squid, formally called Architeuthis, are the world's largest invertebrates. Because they live in the depths of the ocean, they have long been wrapped in mystery and embellished in the folklore of sea monsters, appearing in ancient Greek myths or attacking the submarine in Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."

The captured squid was caught using a smaller type of squid as bait, and was pulled into a research vessel "after putting up quite a fight," Kubodera said.

"It took two people to pull it in, and they lost it once, which might have caused the injuries that killed it," he said.

The squid, a female, was not fully grown and was relatively small by giant squid standards. The longest one on record is 60 feet, he said.


Kubodera and his team had been conducting expeditions in the area for about three years before they succeeded in making their first contact two years ago. Last year, the team succeeded in taking a series of still photos of one of the animals in its natural habitat -- also believed to have been a first.

Until the team's successes, most scientific study of the creatures had to rely on partial specimens that had washed ashore dead or dying or had been found in the digestive systems of whales or very large sharks.

Kubodera said whales led his team to the squid. By finding an area where whales fed, he believed he could find the animals. He also said that, judging by the number of whales that feed on them, there may be many more giant squid than previously thought.

"Sperm whales need from 500 to 1,000 kilograms (1,100-2,200 pounds) of food every day," he said. "There are believed to be 200,000 or so of them, and that would suggest there are quite a few squid for them to be feeding on. I don't think they are in danger of extinction at all."

Video is at: http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science....ap/index.html
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Giant squids rock

How long before the movie?
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Originally Posted by woofman
Giant squids rock

How long before the movie?

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