Giant Squid Action, get it here

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  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Well no links to the video yet, so make up your own ideas after reading this sushi filled story.

     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Yeah i read about that and i hope i get to see the video. Amazing day in science this is.
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Sea life freaks me out.

    Squids especially.

    I'm a sissy.

    /will NOT have an aquarium in her office
    //I'll have a giant tank though
    ///I'll fill it with pudding
     
  4. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    This is really cool! One of those things you don't think about but always hopped would happen in your lifetime. Now they just need to find a big foot!
     
  5. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    I have been waiting for this for yrs, can't wait to see it :)
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Man, they've been sitting on this since last October?!? I hope the video comes out soon. Perhaps they were waiting until they'd finished feasting on the 18-foot tentacle. ;)
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    awesome, i always think that we never know enough about sea life, its a mystery to use still, glad that we are still exploring it though. Giant Squid have been elusive, i'm looking forward to seeing the video.
     
  8. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Mmmm. Imagine the size of a dish of Fried Calamari that would make.
     
  9. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Billions of Blue Blistering Barnacles!

    What a great find. Especially since the creature was seen within it's natural habitat and all.

    I really do hope that there is a video of the underseas action soon. This is one of those stories that could use some really nice images.
     
  10. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    Ah yes, the giant squid. Always thought they were fascinating and if they've actually got video of a live one...show it, please! Every time I hear of this, I keep thinking back to one of the cheesiest/funniest ending quotes from a Discovery Channel special: "But in the end, victory goes to the King of the Ancient Squids." Who writes that stuff? :p
     
  11. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    Japanese caught giant squid on tape....


    sounds like hentai to me.
     
  12. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Wait a sec, this doesn't add up....

    A six meter tentacle was "left behind" (i.e. ripped off).
    The squid is 26 feet.
    Something's not right.... do they mean the length of the animal (not including tentacles) is 26 feet? because THAT would be huge. Eck.

    And where's the damn link? I want PROOF, damn you.
     
  13. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Here's a link to the BBC's report on it, if that makes you feel any better... ;)

    I think I'm right in saying that only part of the tentacle broke off, not the whole limb – and the reports I've read suggest that the crew only took photographs, not video footage, which is a shame.

    Here's the portion of severed tentacle – nice!
     

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  14. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Here's the CNN report with another pic:

    squilink
     
  15. krimson macrumors 65816

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    one of the reasons i <3 japan!
    i've been interested in the giant squid for a long time now. I finally get to see it, sort of. :D
     
  16. cheekyspanky macrumors 6502a

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    I just saw the video of this on ITV news, the video was almost a time lapse thing with a frame every few seconds, but it gave a clear enough picture of how this thing moved.

    Scary scary sealife!
     
  17. Studawg7 macrumors regular

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    me too, this is why i loved seeing this article! the oceans are the least explored and understood places on earth. we've been to the moon but we dont know what certain sounds are in the deep oceans (picked up by our microphones in the deep). kinda spooky but oh so cool.
     
  18. yippy macrumors 68020

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    That is awesome, I was wondering how long it would take to see a live giant squid. We have known that they existed for a while because of the bodies that wash up on shore but never actually found one alive.

    26ft seems small for a giant squid. I know that they can get to 50 or possibly a 100 feet long, or maybe I don't remember correctly. I KNOW that they have at least found one that was 50ft.
     
  19. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    i've always been fascinated by any creature than can elude us like this for so long...

    but injuring one to take pictures of it makesme upset :(
     
  20. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Oh, I forgot, I believe squid can have somewhat retractable tentacles, so it could have been 6 meters long but 1 or 2 meters were actually inside the body not contributing to the overall length.
     
  21. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    there is a link to the vid on the cnn link posted by isaint.

    it left behind a 20foot tentacle...yikes.
     
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    Man... that's a 50-foot "wingspan" as it were. One end of my house to the other, with a giant squid-head in the middle.

    *** shivers ***
     
  24. GanChan macrumors 6502

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    Somewhere a Japanese taven owner is watching the story and thinking "That's a lot of bar snacks...."
     
  25. Lacero macrumors 604

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    You guys never seen a giant squid before? I am talking squids the size of whales. They exist out there. Trust me. We've only explored 10% of the marine life in the oceans.
     

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