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« on: January 08, 2013, 03:56:19 PM »

The giant squid has been filmed in its natural habitat for the first time. It's kinda mesmerising. And very big.
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 04:04:33 PM »

no video for me.  Sad
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 04:08:11 PM »

How does this one 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.  Wink
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 04:16:15 PM »

indeed!
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 04:17:22 PM »

It's a lot of trouble for 6
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 04:58:16 PM »

Was it the one Nanette Newman used to tell you about?
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 05:04:56 PM »

I didn't realise it was ill.
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 12:07:12 AM »

Please tell me they didn't film it and then kill it?
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« Reply #11 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.
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