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#1 supersquid

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Posted 03 April 2003 - 10:55 PM

Hey guys

take a look at this for BIG squid
Makes you want to take a shotgun with you next time ya go fishin



http://www.cnn.com/2...reut/index.html
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#2 glen

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Posted 04 April 2003 - 09:36 AM

hey supersquid. yeah i heard about this NZ squid on the radio this morning.

perhaps our jigs are not big enough? ;) ;)

wonder if it can be eaten? the squid rings would not fit on the plate!

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#3 Joe G

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Posted 04 April 2003 - 09:37 AM

Wow, it has hooks too... :rolleyes:

That thing is more frightning than Jaws...

"two tentacles have up to 25 teeth-like hooks -- deeply rooted into muscle and able to rotate 360 degrees "

If I hook one of those up, I'll be sure to cut the line. :rolleyes:
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#4 mangajack

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Posted 04 April 2003 - 03:28 PM

hi fellas :rolleyes:

This is one Collossal squid for sure!!

Imagine what it would look like fully grown! The scientist involved with the study of this particular creature thinks its an immature female and could quite possibly have grown to twice its size if it had lived its life normally.

Being free gaffed into a ship by the crew of the fishing boat isnt exactly a everyday occurance for a huge squid afterall. It simply followed the huge fish they were bringing in to snatch a feed easily when the crew spotted it and collected it.

Unfortunately this and most other large (species that grow over 1.2m mantle length) are inedible because they don't have kidneys to remove ammonia from thier bloodstream, so thier flesh is in fact terrible and toxic as well.

If you guys really wanna learn lots about these giant squids or have a question to ask the scientists specializing in squid and other cephalopods take a good look at
www.tonmo.com look in the forums section for science and biology and you will find Dr Steve O'Shea there most nights.

mangajack.

Btw, this story was first told to tonmoers several days prior to the media and we have been hearing from the scientists hinting about it for a month or more now.
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Posted 06 April 2003 - 10:49 AM

Thanks for the link mangajack. Very interesting site.

Cheers, Glen :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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