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Tinyfish Wibble => Off Topic => Topic started by: Mouse on January 08, 2013, 03:56:19 PM



Title: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: Mouse on January 08, 2013, 03:56:19 PM
The giant squid has been filmed in its natural habitat for the first time. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jan/08/giant-squid-filmed-natural-habitat-first-time-video?CMP=twt_gu) It's kinda mesmerising. And very big.


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: roger on January 08, 2013, 04:04:33 PM
no video for me.  :(


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 08, 2013, 04:07:58 PM
It's not as big as I was hoping. Only 10 ft long. Still, think of the calamari you'd get from it.


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: Mouse on January 08, 2013, 04:08:11 PM
How does this one (http://media.theage.com.au/news/environment-news/giant-squid-caught-on-camera-3936905.html) work for you, Rog?

This is just me coming up with results from Google and picking one that looks available international, by the way. I know nothing.  ;)


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: roger on January 08, 2013, 04:12:31 PM
awesome, thanks!!

I wondered about the ten foot length, too, but then describing that it had lost its longest tentacles, and could have been up to 25 feet long.  cool.


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: Mouse on January 08, 2013, 04:14:16 PM
It might not have been a fully grown adult, either. Still - ten feet for a squid. It could still 'ave you in a fight.


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: roger on January 08, 2013, 04:16:15 PM
indeed!


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 08, 2013, 04:17:22 PM
It's a lot of trouble for 6


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on January 08, 2013, 04:58:16 PM
Was it the one Nanette Newman used to tell you about?


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: A James on January 08, 2013, 05:04:56 PM
I didn't realise it was ill.


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: Simon on January 09, 2013, 12:07:12 AM
Please tell me they didn't film it and then kill it?


Title: Re: Giant Squid, Innit
Post by: Mouse on January 09, 2013, 01:16:06 AM
I don't think so. The footage in the video of the dead one was from a few years back, I think, where a fishing vessel accidentally hooked one. It died in the struggle to free itself (and the crew to free it), but the body was preserved for an autopsy. That one was also a younger specimen, if I recall correctly.

There was a programme about that on Channel 4, which was fascinating. The brain of a giant squid is a sort of hoop that fits around the creature's faecal sack. So it almost has sh*t for brains.

And about the size - these are only giant squid. The colossal squid, which people reckon live somewhere in deep Antarctic waters, is the real biggie. They filmed one of those a few years back, too - it was almost as big as the ship that encountered it.