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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:26 AM
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74. Whoa. Fantastic!
Finally, a sighting by scientists and a picture. Great news, thanks for that!
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  -Giant Squid Caught on Camera for First Time- Photo Inside buzzsaw_23  Sep-27-05 10:01 PM   #0 
  - Now I'm scared to go in the water.  rockymountaindem   Sep-27-05 10:02 PM   #1 
  - Afraid to go below 900 m?  sakabatou   Sep-27-05 10:03 PM   #3 
  - According to the Wikipedia artical on giant squids  rockymountaindem   Sep-27-05 10:16 PM   #18 
     - Really?  sakabatou   Sep-27-05 11:39 PM   #54 
        - Humboldt's are a Pacific species  jpak   Sep-28-05 10:31 AM   #88 
  - I've been afraid to go in the water since "Jaws".  kestrel91316   Sep-27-05 10:21 PM   #22 
  - you and plenty of other people!  kath   Sep-27-05 11:21 PM   #46 
  - Jaws killed real ocean experiences for me too. I was in my early  I_Make_Mistakes   Sep-27-05 11:38 PM   #53 
  - I hear ya...saw the movie right before we went to Fla for Disney  mtnester   Sep-28-05 10:44 AM   #90 
  - I went to the beach the DAY after I saw "Jaws." Yipes!  gauguin57   Sep-28-05 10:47 AM   #91 
  - Funny. More than half of my open ocean dives have been with sharks.  TahitiNut   Sep-28-05 09:26 AM   #73 
  - Between that and the Discovery channel documentary  jayctravis   Sep-27-05 10:41 PM   #42 
  - I got hit by a Man O War. It was like my body was set  alfredo   Sep-28-05 12:17 AM   #57 
  - I stepped on one at South Padre Island when I was about 11....  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-28-05 09:19 AM   #69 
     - their venom is supposed to be  alfredo   Sep-28-05 09:28 AM   #76 
        - Wow!  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-28-05 09:32 AM   #78 
           - I had an encounter with a Moray Eel while snorkleing in the  alfredo   Sep-28-05 10:18 AM   #82 
              - Cool pic!  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-28-05 10:25 AM   #84 
                 - Thanks. No did didn't I didn't take my camera down to Massawa  alfredo   Sep-28-05 12:27 PM   #95 
  - about killer jellyfish the size of a thumbnail that contain the deadliest  djack23   Sep-28-05 09:16 AM   #68 
  - Ugh.  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-28-05 09:21 AM   #70 
     - You are talking about alewives  msrbly   Sep-28-05 09:33 AM   #79 
        - What are they exactly?  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-28-05 10:04 AM   #80 
           - Alewives are relatives of herring  msrbly   Sep-28-05 10:22 AM   #83 
              - Aha!  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-28-05 10:27 AM   #86 
  - Freeway BRAKE dust (aesbestos ladden even now) seems more risky 2 me  Sparkman   Sep-28-05 12:37 PM   #96 
  - Candy-gram. Pizza Man. Uh-Oh...beware of the landsquid!  myrna minx   Sep-28-05 12:44 PM   #99 
  - Totally cool!!  SeattleGirl   Sep-27-05 10:02 PM   #2 
  - Very Cool  Sandpiper   Sep-27-05 10:03 PM   #4 
  - Think of all the squid jerky that sucker could make  Art_from_Ark   Sep-28-05 12:37 AM   #58 
     - My first thought: Japanese "zoologists"?  ToeBot   Sep-28-05 05:53 AM   #63 
     - Next Japanese Movie: "MARINE GODZILLA vs. BLUE WHALADON"  Seabiscuit   Sep-28-05 01:04 PM   #104 
     - .  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-28-05 09:21 AM   #71 
  - That is REALLY cool.  Vektor   Sep-27-05 10:04 PM   #5 
  - But which way does it vote?  Skink   Sep-27-05 10:06 PM   #7 
     - Good question. I'd say Democrat.  Vektor   Sep-27-05 10:10 PM   #11 
  - Native fisherman are scared to death of Architeuthis  Ksec   Sep-27-05 10:05 PM   #6 
  - Local fisherman in Southern Cal and Baja are terrified...  Sandpiper   Sep-27-05 10:16 PM   #19 
  - These are in SoCal???????? Where?????????????? OMFG  kestrel91316   Sep-27-05 10:23 PM   #25 
  - Here's a link to an article on Humboldt squid:  highplainsdem   Sep-27-05 11:12 PM   #43 
  - I saw this HPD  Ksec   Sep-27-05 11:30 PM   #50 
     - After reading the second article I posted a link for, I'd be scared, too.  highplainsdem   Sep-27-05 11:35 PM   #51 
        - Holy ^&*%$#!  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-28-05 09:23 AM   #72 
  - And another article, this one from a Monterey paper:  highplainsdem   Sep-27-05 11:22 PM   #47 
  - I've heard they are very aggressive.  NYC   Sep-27-05 10:34 PM   #36 
     - Reports of aggression come from fisherman ...  chicagiana   Sep-27-05 11:17 PM   #44 
        - Thanks. All I heard was the report of Mexican fishermen.  NYC   Sep-27-05 11:29 PM   #49 
        - A friend of mine went diving with Humboldt squid.  Tower   Sep-28-05 10:18 AM   #81 
  - 8 meters long? They ought to be scared! I'm scared, and I'm in Austin!  jobycom   Sep-27-05 10:18 PM   #21 
     - they can get up to 59 ft (18 m)  tocqueville   Sep-28-05 12:46 AM   #60 
  - I like Sushi as much as the next guy  impeachdubya   Sep-27-05 10:07 PM   #8 
  - this is great....  mike_c   Sep-27-05 10:07 PM   #9 
  - this is great!!!  tatertop   Sep-27-05 10:11 PM   #14 
     - Meow?  jobycom   Sep-27-05 10:22 PM   #24 
  - Super great pic...  ngGale   Sep-27-05 10:10 PM   #10 
  - don't they also get info regarding the size of the squids-  MarsThe Cat   Sep-27-05 10:11 PM   #12 
  - I think some leave sucker marks the size of dinner plates. Yikes!  Oregonian   Sep-28-05 10:55 AM   #94 
  - Are you sure thats not Bolton ?  MazeRat7   Sep-27-05 10:11 PM   #13 
  - I am........  Polethebear   Sep-28-05 12:52 AM   #61 
  - be touched by his noodly appendage....  tocqueville   Sep-27-05 10:11 PM   #15 
  - LOL...I was thinking the same thing.  Ladyhawk   Sep-27-05 10:38 PM   #39 
  - Not ultimate proof ...  chicagiana   Sep-27-05 11:20 PM   #45 
     - ultimate proof of the Flying Spaghetti Monster  tocqueville   Sep-28-05 12:03 AM   #56 
  - That's not a squid...  antiwarwarrior   Sep-27-05 10:12 PM   #16 
  - I thought he'd have more noodly appendages n/t  cynatnite   Sep-27-05 10:25 PM   #26 
  - Maybe they are hiding...  Vektor   Sep-27-05 10:32 PM   #34 
  - But this is swimming, not flying  Dr. Death   Sep-28-05 08:51 AM   #66 
  - I want one! It'd supply my fried calamari cravings for the rest of my  karlrschneider   Sep-27-05 10:14 PM   #17 
  - Aw man! The first one photographed...  Vektor   Sep-27-05 10:17 PM   #20 
  - Large & scrumptious!  karlrschneider   Sep-27-05 10:28 PM   #29 
     - Or perhaps.....  Vektor   Sep-27-05 10:29 PM   #30 
        - LOL...why not?  karlrschneider   Sep-27-05 10:30 PM   #31 
           - Did you see the Will Ferrel "scumptralescent" skit?  Vektor   Sep-27-05 10:33 PM   #35 
  - Cephelapods are intelligent.  longship   Sep-27-05 10:22 PM   #23 
     - Well......I'm not so sure a squid is smarter than a pig...  karlrschneider   Sep-27-05 10:27 PM   #28 
     - Oh no, guys!!!  Vektor   Sep-27-05 10:31 PM   #33 
     - Actually, they might be. Octopi are especially intelligent. n/t  Ladyhawk   Sep-27-05 10:39 PM   #40 
     - Pigs are VERY intelligent ...  chicagiana   Sep-27-05 11:23 PM   #48 
  - Did you read how they lured them??? Who thinks up this stuff?  Generic Other   Sep-27-05 10:27 PM   #27 
  - OMG! "squid gonads"  Vektor   Sep-27-05 10:35 PM   #37 
  - I don't know about you....  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-28-05 09:27 AM   #75 
  - too cool!  shugah   Sep-27-05 10:30 PM   #32 
  - Woohoo! I knew it would happen someday.  Ladyhawk   Sep-27-05 10:36 PM   #38 
  - Lobsters, crabs etc., all regenerate, I would guess they do to!  I_Make_Mistakes   Sep-27-05 11:43 PM   #55 
     - Unfortunately, no. The Squid's loss of limb is permanent.  The Stranger   Sep-28-05 10:29 AM   #87 
  - They damn near killed it!  NYC   Sep-27-05 10:41 PM   #41 
  - Figures.  Nihil   Sep-28-05 05:13 AM   #62 
  - If I had a choice of swimming with Great Whites or Humbolt or Archaetuthi  Ksec   Sep-27-05 11:36 PM   #52 
  - Erm...  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-28-05 09:29 AM   #77 
  - This is awesome! My 10 yr old is going to flip out when I show him this  nonconformist   Sep-28-05 12:37 AM   #59 
  - Thats Cheney's appendix-- false alarm n/t  deacon   Sep-28-05 05:57 AM   #64 
  - That is too cool.  Zynx   Sep-28-05 07:26 AM   #65 
  - I've been obssessed with these things for a long time.  Lautremont   Sep-28-05 09:14 AM   #67 
  - I've been interested for a long time, too!  Ladyhawk   Sep-28-05 10:49 AM   #93 
  - Whoa. Fantastic!  charlie   Sep-28-05 09:26 AM   #74 
  - If I were a Republican I would ask if we could kill it.  Toots   Sep-28-05 10:26 AM   #85 
  - I think they were trying to kill it.  The Stranger   Sep-28-05 12:38 PM   #97 
  - Sushi  symbolman   Sep-28-05 10:35 AM   #89 
  - Wow! The Holy Grail of wildlife photography!  Oregonian   Sep-28-05 10:48 AM   #92 
  - No, this is not a giant squid...  LannyDeVaney   Sep-28-05 12:42 PM   #98 
  - Beautiful! Thanks for posting (nt)  spindoctor   Sep-28-05 12:45 PM   #100 
  - I thought this was going to be a pic of Tom Delay. :-)  cat_girl25   Sep-28-05 12:47 PM   #101 
  - How long before we hunt these animals to extinction?  geomon666   Sep-28-05 12:55 PM   #102 
     - I read on wikipedia that you can't eat them.  rockymountaindem   Sep-28-05 12:59 PM   #103 
 

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