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Japanese Capture Images Of Giant Squid!  
User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1711 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 Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

very interesting stuff, thanks for the link

User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Mmmmmm...sushi  drool 


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1589 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.



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4639 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1588 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.....



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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3395 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1567 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)


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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Mmmmm, imagine the nice dinner that would make  Smile

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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1509 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).


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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1487 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



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1480 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

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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1448 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 Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1403 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



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13767 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1389 times:
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Japanese Capture Images Of Giant Squid!

Whoo-hooo!

Now let's kill it.

Signed,
Japanese Fishermen



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User currently offlineNUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1379 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



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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2882 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1350 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 United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1304 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"



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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1290 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



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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

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

PIA777



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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 1250 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!



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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

"The scientists then pulled the monster from the depths"















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