Colossal Squid

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  1. lmalave macrumors 68000

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    "and probably to also attempt to maul sperm whales" wow that is frightening, and they think the one they found was still immature, and check out those claws. It is amazing how little we actually know about the sea.
     
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    I would think that is way way way way way deep. :D

    Sharks are a more realitic threat. Still like 1/50 million chance of THAT happening so... :rolleyes:
     
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    Glad to see that humor isn't lost on you, MrMacman. ;)
     
  7. skunk macrumors G4

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    Actually the article does say that this little fella does come right up to the surface......
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    actually its not very good, believe it or not. I was watching the Discovery channel show about the giant squid where the researchers thought the same thing.

    They had a fresh sample, so how, and cooked it up to see what it was like. Supposedly it had a very amonia like taste....not very good.

    I imagine the colossal squid is pretty much the same.

    Now, with findings like these, its time to redo the old Captain Nemo movie......

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  9. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    I do not get something

    They say it can be up to 4 metters long, ok.

    But in the graphics it shows that is about 20 metters long when actually would need 4 extra metter to be the same size of the buss!!!

    No other capture squid is larger than the buss, from where they sugets that? it is not too much of sensacionalism involved?
     
  10. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Mmmm, suid

    Looking at something like this I felt very humble and yet my thoughts turned to food, specifically what a giant squid would taste like. I am sure that in the hands of a capable chef this squid would become a fine meal; it just needs to be cooked right. Now, who has a gigantic fryer?
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Mmmm, suid

    The 4 meters is the body only, not the tentacles....a 4 meter body means the thing could be up to 25m or more in overall length. That's damn big :D

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    Re: Mmmm, suid

    Actually, they taste pretty bad...Giant Squid have been found to have an unusually high ammonia content.

    Clicking here brings up a 1995 article with a summary of some of the research. On this subject, it states:

    "One clue was discovered at a party when Roper and two other scientists cooked a piece of giant squid. They expected a giant delicacy But it was awful. The taste reminded them of ammonia, a strong-smelling substance. They tested the tissue and found a lot of ammonia. They think that ammonia makes the giant squid less dense than seawater, so it won't sink. It can easily stay at a good level for finding food without constantly swimming and wasting its energy"


    Another tidbit from your local Repositor of Useless Trivia,


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  13. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Mmmm, ammonia

    Sounds like an acquired taste. If the squid is bigger than a bus there must be some parts of it that taste good.
     
  14. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for finding the info on that - knew I was right about the amonia.

    But it makes you wonder why the smaller squids don't have it, and that Sperm whales, who reglarly eat the stuff actually don't mind it...ewww....

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  15. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    This squid is not related to the Giant Squid, though, right? That's what I gathered from the article, that's it's a different species altogether. It could taste like chicken for all we know.

    I'm just wondering if one of those will end up on Joe Louis Arena's ice this playoff season...
     
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    Re: Re: Mmmm, suid

    Hey thanks for filling us in on that.
     
  17. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    Re: I do not get something

    No. It said the MANTLE can be up to 4 meters long. They didn't say anything about the squid being 4 m long.
     
  18. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    True, but it inhabits the same region, really deep in the ocean, so making an assumption that they both rely on the same mechanisms for boyancy, I'm thinking its going to taste pretty close to the same as the giant squid.....

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  19. skunk macrumors G4

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    So vulture should taste much the same as turkey? ;)
     
  20. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I thought they all tasted like chicken? :rolleyes:

    But its also diet driven too, and they're all eating the same types of fish as well.

    If they ever do a taste test, hopefully they'll publish it.....until then I'm sticking to my theories, you can have your own.

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    Re: Mmmm, ammonia

    Only if there's some part of a pig that tastes like Scrapple


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    Re: Re: Mmmm, ammonia

    Looks a lot like spam ;)
     
  23. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Scrapple is nasty. It's somehow a favorite around here though -- PA Dutch country -- but then again we have sauerkraut and dippy eggs.

    BTW, it might look like SPAM, but it's made of the "rest" of the pig -- eyeballs and intestines and buttholes -- I think the squeal is in there too.
     
  24. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Well, come on, you shouldn't cook squid anyway. It's much better before that--just cleaned up a bit. :)

    psuedobrit: Now now...scrapple is yummy!
     

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