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joepunk
Nov 25, 2008, 05:36 PM
There it is, dangling. Looking at you with its creepy elbows (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/11/081124-giant-squid-magnapinna.html)

In a few seconds of jerky camerawork, the squid appears with its huge fins waving like elephant ears and its remarkable arms and tentacles trailing from elbow-like appendages.

xUKHCx
Nov 25, 2008, 05:42 PM
Looks pretty freaky in that video. Very cool.

Article is reasonably interesting too.

Schtumple
Nov 25, 2008, 05:50 PM
Wow, looks pretty weird, nice find to be honest.

mantic
Nov 25, 2008, 05:50 PM
Very interesting! Deep sea is very unexplored at this point.

neonblue2
Nov 25, 2008, 05:55 PM
Cool

themoonisdown09
Nov 25, 2008, 06:48 PM
Looks pretty awesome to me.

Abstract
Nov 25, 2008, 08:42 PM
Awesome.

Now salt it up and put it on our plates. Humans will eat anything, and that looks big enough to feed 1000 people.


And I got a creepy feeling when I saw that this video was made by Shell Oil. I just imagined someone saying, "Look whose habitat we're harming!"

rhett7660
Nov 25, 2008, 11:29 PM
Makes you wonder what else is down there that we haven't found yet. That is a lot of ocean to go through.

nplima
Nov 26, 2008, 03:59 PM
Makes you wonder what else is down there that we haven't found yet. That is a lot of ocean to go through.

says he :D :D

http://media.macrumorslive.com/f/avatars/150288.gif

STITCHES
Nov 26, 2008, 04:14 PM
Baby cloverfield?

hayduke
Nov 26, 2008, 04:20 PM
I give it 6 weeks before someone models a sex toy after it.

Dunno...just the first thing that came to mind...

Killyp
Nov 26, 2008, 04:40 PM
I give it 6 weeks before someone models a sex toy after it.

Dunno...just the first thing that came to mind...

Issues.

jmann
Nov 26, 2008, 04:42 PM
It looks fascinating. I wonder how big they get? :eek:

PlaceofDis
Nov 26, 2008, 05:01 PM
that is awesome. and mind-boggling.

xUKHCx
Nov 26, 2008, 05:02 PM
It looks fascinating. I wonder how big they get? :eek:

From the article

Based on analysis of videos not unlike the one captured at the Perdido site, scientists know that the adult Magnapinna observed to date range from 5 to 23 feet (1.5 to 7 meters) long, Vecchione said. By contrast, the largest known giant squid measured about 16 meters (52 feet) long

Big-TDI-Guy
Nov 26, 2008, 05:34 PM
The only thing I hate about these Carriers is the fact you can't kill them. I've even pummeled one with 2 LAARKs and 3 Bullseye Tags - and the keep on truckin! :mad:

abijnk
Nov 26, 2008, 06:16 PM
I give it 6 weeks before someone models a sex toy after it.

Dunno...just the first thing that came to mind...

Sorry, scalp massagers come first.

http://www.reactual.com/scalp%20massager.jpg

Very cool find. I love ocean stuff. :)

RTiii320
Nov 26, 2008, 06:41 PM
Wow, thats all i can really say. Im sure in the coming years we will all be amazed at the crazy things they find the deeper they drill.

jmann
Nov 26, 2008, 06:59 PM
From the article

Oops, glanced right over it. :p

wadejc85
Nov 26, 2008, 07:10 PM
Very cool. I'm loving the name, too. Magnapinna. :D

GSMiller
Nov 26, 2008, 07:46 PM
And it was discovered, of all things, by an oil company. They should name her Shelly.

joepunk
Nov 26, 2008, 08:17 PM
And it was discovered, of all things, by an oil company. They should name her Shelly.

As long as the robotic sub operator is not named Frankenstein ;)

sushi
Nov 26, 2008, 10:05 PM
Very interesting!

Deep sea is very unexplored at this point.

Makes you wonder what else is down there that we haven't found yet. That is a lot of ocean to go through.
Very true.

Speaking of down there... (http://www.extremescience.com/deepcreat.htm)

Sorry, scalp massagers come first.

http://www.reactual.com/scalp%20massager.jpg
Snort! :)

dmr727
Nov 26, 2008, 10:12 PM
Wow - that's pretty friggin' creepy. Awesome though.

iJohnHenry
Nov 27, 2008, 08:31 AM
Well, what do they taste like?? :mad:

Let's get nets down there, and decimate the sea bed too. :rolleyes:

Scepticalscribe
Nov 27, 2008, 10:24 AM
Wonderful shot and fascinating article. Very interesting to realise that there is still so much that we don't yet know.

Cheers

Aeolius
Nov 27, 2008, 02:23 PM
Perfect footage of a morkoth, for my undersea Dungeons & Dragons game.

ridler2013
Dec 3, 2008, 12:24 AM
Wow! It's really interesting... Imagine there are so many species at the ocean that man hasn't discover yet... How about the dinosaurs? There are rumors that someone saw that there are still dinosaurs just hidden in the forest that no man has gone before? :)