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Japanese Capture Images Of Giant Squid!  
User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050928/...u=X3oDMTA5bGVna3NhBHNlYwNzc3JlbA--

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

Until now the only information about the behavior of the creatures which measure up to 18 meters (59 feet) in length has been based on dead or dying squid washed up on shore or captured in commercial fishing nets.


I recommend you watch the video, too. Its 2:13, but its pretty cool!

[Edited 2005-09-29 00:01:49]

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User currently offlineB744F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

very interesting stuff, thanks for the link

User currently offlineMKEdude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Mmmmmm...sushi  drool 

User currently offlineL-188 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

For such a monumentous scientific achievement there has been remarkable little reporting of this.

This photo is one of those events that is right up there with discovering an extinct species is.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 3):
For such a monumentous scientific achievement there has been remarkable little reporting of this.

This photo is one of those events that is right up there with discovering an extinct species is.

I was thinking the same thing. I guess there's more important things to cover... like who'll be the next top model  Yeah sure sigh.....


User currently onlineCanadianNorth From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

When my aunt and uncle moved up here they had one of them giant squids painted on the side of the U-Haul they had (well half of one on the one side there, my uncle kinda scraped off the other half pulling out of a gas station)


CanadianNorth


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

Mmmmm, imagine the nice dinner that would make  Smile

UTA  checkeredflag 


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Very cool. Amazing it took this long, but that just goes to show pure research does pay off in the end. And the best part is that this discovery only scratches the tip of the iceberg; we really have no idea what else is down there! It's a very exciting time to be exploring the oceans (and the heavens, for that matter).

User currently offlineAndreas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 6):
Mmmmm, imagine the nice dinner that would make

Imagine the nice dinner YOU would make, swimming in the ocean, with that monster coming from below!!  Wink Big grin


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Quoting Andreas (Reply 8):
Imagine the nice dinner YOU would make, swimming in the ocean, with that monster coming from below!!

I think I would be the Olympic 100m swimming world record  Silly

UTA  checkeredflag 


User currently offlineFriendlySkies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 3):
For such a monumentous scientific achievement there has been remarkable little reporting of this.

Oh, you know they don't have time for real news...it's more important to have 24/7 coverage of the newest tropical wave forming in Ethiopia....


User currently offlineDoona From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1359 times:

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 2):
Mmmmmm...sushi

Hell no! I did squid in Japan, and the damn tentacle stuck to my tongue! had to chew it off! Slowly. Brr...

Cheers
Mats


User currently onlineEA CO AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1345 times:
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Japanese Capture Images Of Giant Squid!

Whoo-hooo!

Now let's kill it.

Signed,
Japanese Fishermen


User currently offlineNUair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1335 times:

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 4):
I guess there's more important things to cover... like who'll be the next top model sigh.....

Good point. We need a thread on the Top Model competition! This should be a great season with some very hot girls  Smile



Did someone say calamari? Kill that baby and send it to Italy!


User currently offlineMika From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Quoting NUair (Reply 13):
Did someone say calamari? Kill that baby and send it to Italy!

You took the words right out of my mouth! I wonder how much you'd have to shell out to get some o' dat sweet sweet tentacle Big grin


User currently offlineL-188 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Quoting NUair (Reply 13):
Did someone say calamari? Kill that baby and send it to Italy!

Does McDonalds carry it?

Now they can have "super-sized"


User currently offlineCptkrell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

I was under the impression that giant squids should be, actually, giant. If this squid-guy is only about 50-60 feet long, I don't think it's all that a big deal.

It is, probably, a big deal that the first photographic evidence captured of THIS particular creature is presented, but what about those multi-hundreds-of-feets-long-dudes that the world is waiting for?

I (as most are) am still awaiting a REALLY big squid, like something that "we" could use a picture motion or TV theme. Ooops. Sorry; that's already been done before  Smile Regards...jack


User currently offlinePIA777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

I am pretty sure, there is something twice as big as that out there.

PIA777


User currently offlineRyanb741 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

The largest squid are thought to be around 100 feet long, based on one that ate a British Navyman in WW2. A 90 foot one washed up in Australia a few years back

But a 60 foot long squid is plenty big enough - you wouldn't want to go diving near that bad boy!


User currently offlineCorey07850 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

"The scientists then pulled the monster from the depths"















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