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16,799 hits 2.7 (22 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by Apples_Rock

Giant squid goes on display
Archie the giant squid is on diplay at the Natural History Museum.
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15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 3/2/06 - 11:40:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Archie the giant squid is on diplay at the Natural History Museum.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 12:04:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
That would be something worth seeing.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 2:11:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
YUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK !!! "better get a bucket, im going to throw up" !!!!!
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 2:16:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^ It's awesome not yuk!
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 2:21:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
Looks too good to eat.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 3:40:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
It says it was caught live, so why is it dead now O.o If they really want to study the species wouldn't the smart thing be to disect the dead ones, and keep the live ones in a large aquarium (would have to be big, but if they can have tanks big enough for whales surely a few squids would not be a huge issue).
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 3:43:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
We've got a frozen giant squid on display here at the moment at the Melbourne Aquarium.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 4:02:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with FallenSoul, surely we could learn more from a live specimen than a dead one. I'd love to see an alive one but not too interested in a dead one.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 4:16:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
True true, a live one is definatly better than a dead one, much more to learn, plus much more interesting.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 4:57:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
They've never caught a live giant squid!
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 5:58:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Generally the whole getting caught in fishing nets and dragged out of the water thing tends to kill them. Ain't they deep see creatures anyway so they have that whole tendancy to explode at lower pressures or is that just other fishies?

Seeing that just makes me think thats a lot of calamares

15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 9:49:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
mmm...
just think of all the fried squid balls you could make out of that thing.. with just a little bit of white pepper. =D

15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 11:16:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why can't humans just leave things alone.
As soon as we discover something we need to pick at it until we know everything there is to know, and then we decide to hunt out for more. Usually this ends up as "hang on, we made a mistake. Lets campaign against ourselves to try and stop it!" Curiosity kills a lot of things, curiosity sucks.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 12:52:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
custom_hobo I agree 100% with you!
It's like recently they discovered this 'animal paradise' that have been isolated from humans for hundreds of years and they were talking about how a lot of 'extinct' and new species were there. And I was thinking: well, won't be there for much longer .... Pretty soon tourists, hunters, researches, wildlife 'observers', biologists...etc are gonna flood the place and hunt the animals with each of their own reason....
People should learn how to leave things alone!
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 2:21:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thats terrible...

This is an example of the whole case.

If you were a child and you saw something cross your path that you've never seen before (lets say a squirrel), you wouldn't chase after it and try to catch it. But as soon as your an adult and you see a family of strange mammals with no hair in the jungle, fence off the area, tranquilise the parents, steal the kids, run tests on them until one of the kids dies, send the other one off to the zoo, release tons of information about it, hunters go off and start shooting this creature down, then we all start complaining about extinction!
SO WHOS F*CKING FAULT WAS THAT!?

15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 2:36:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
thats not as giant as a imagined.. its kinda normal sized but with long tentacles (sure i still wouldn't want to come across one of them but i wanted the myth of squids big enough to swallow boats to be true!)
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 3:43:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
cool squid wish i could see one the size of a large boat though.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 4:09:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
-thats not as giant as a imagined.. its kinda normal sized but with long tentacles (sure i still wouldn't want to come across one of them but i wanted the myth of squids big enough to swallow boats to be true!)-

it says right in the article that the largest found is 18.5 meters (55+ feet) as far as being big enough to swallow a boat...I think it's safe to say that's a mild exageration. I mean, they have a small beak (compared to body size) and would have to be big enough to hold it in their stomach, any squid that could swallow a large boat would have to a few times bigger than the boat itself.

15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 4:15:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wether they're about now i'm not so sure of. But i'm almost certain that in history there were some real monsters. Everything was massive in the time of the dinosaurs, I mean, there were dragonflies the size of cars back then!
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 4:41:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
*shudders*
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 5:40:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Gross but cool. And I agree...that squid is a whole lot smaller than I expected them to be (mostly because most of the "length" is because of a few very long tendrils).

Oh and I think custom_hobo's rants are cool.

Anyway I need some sushi.

15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 5:40:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
SQUID POWER! DEATH TO THE OCTOPI MURDERING NIPS!
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 5:54:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
have u looked up the colossal squid
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 6:34:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
that is so awesome!
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 7:56:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Can you say "calamari"? MMMmmmmmm!

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