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#1 aok47

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 01:20 PM

A set of extraordinary images captured by Japanese scientists marks the first-ever record of a live giant squid (Architeuthis) in the wild.


Link to article

Check out the photos and homemade squid jigs!!!

:th :woot: :woot:

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Edited by aok47, 28 September 2005 - 01:21 PM.

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#2 Jazman

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 04:42 PM

Great link Ange
That is a serious beast. Did you read the article? It says the tentacle they ended up recovering was 5.5 metres long, and it kept on trying to grab the boat and crew when they landed it!
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Posted 29 September 2005 - 08:32 AM

yeah some freaky stuff ha?

I've had the suckers on cut tentacles from freshly caught arrow squid still stick to my hand and baitboard as i try to rig them up... :woot:

...but not a 5.5m tentacle! :th

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 11:38 AM

If you read this before 6pm the footage will be on channel nine news tonight

Thats awesome cant wait to see more and that is one serious squid jig
anyone for calamari rings lol
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Posted 29 September 2005 - 12:24 PM

Haha, more like calamari hula hoops!!
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Posted 29 September 2005 - 12:43 PM

Hi guys,

Here is the full article released in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B
(see attachment below)

First-ever observations of a live giant squid in the wild
Tsunemi Kubodera and Kyoichi Mori

Abstract
The giant squid, Architeuthis, is renowned as the largest invertebrate in the world and has featured as an ominous sea monster in novels and movies. Considerable efforts to view this elusive creature in its deep-sea habitat have been singularly unsuccessful. Our digital camera and depth recorder system recently photographed an Architeuthis attacking bait at 900 m off Ogasawara Islands in the North Pacific. Here, we show the first wild images of a giant squid in its natural environment. Recovery of a severed tentacle confirmed both identification and scale of the squid (greater than 8 m). Architeuthis appears to be a much more active predator than previously suspected, using its elongate feeding tentacles to strike and tangle prey. Keywords: giant squid; Architeuthis; first observation in natural habitat; feeding behaviour


http://www.journals....ults,1:102024,1

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Here is a selection of news sites covering the giant squid siting:

http://news.bbc.co.u...ure/4288772.stm
http://www.newscient...le.ns?id=dn8064

And here are some great photos courtesy of T. Kubodera and K. Mori

For more information about Giant Squid check out the Giant Squid Forum-

http://www.squidfish...hp?showforum=29

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#7 glen

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 10:58 PM

Here are some more news stories relating to the recent giant squid siting:



style="color: blue;"
href="http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/09/29/258.html">Scientists
Observe Live Giant Squid

The
Moscow Times - Russia


... Then it began sucking on his hands. But what
came next excited him most -- hundreds of vivid photos of a rare giant
squid in its natural habitat deep undersea. ...
href="http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/09/29/258.html"> color="green">

href="http://slate.msn.com/id/2125914/">Giant
Squid, Where Are You?


Slate -
USA


By Daniel Engber. This week, a British journal published the first-ever
pictures of a giant squid alive
in its natural habitat. A ... href="http://slate.msn.com/id/2125914/"> color="green">

href="http://www.deeperblue.net/newsfull.php/1139">Giant
Squid Captured on Camera


DeeperBlue.net
(press release) - UK


A Japanese research team has captured more than 500 images of a Giant
Squid on camera. The research team was led by
Tsunemi Kubodera ...

href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4280000/newsid_4289100/4289122.stm">Photos
taken of live giant squid


CBBC
newsround (audio) - London,England,UK


One of the most famous creatures in the sea - the giant
squid - has had its photo taken for the first time.
Dead giant squid have ...


href="http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=qw1127913121161B252">Facts
about the world's largest invertebrate


Independent
Online - Cape Town,South Africa


Japanese scientists have taken the first photographs of one of the most
mysterious creatures in the deep ocean - the giant squid.
...

href="http://www.dailybreeze.com/sports/articles/1861567.html">Weekly
Fishing Column: Scientists able to snag photos of elusive ...


Daily
Breeze - Torrance,CA,USA


By Phil Friedman. Japanese scientists have for the first time captured
more than 500 images of a live giant squid
in the wild. The ...



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Posted 11 February 2006 - 09:29 AM

wow! thats awesome! if types of squid can grow that big, its scary to think what else is down there, and also, whos to say that thats the biggest they grow??? :blink:
has anyone been to the aquarium and seen the one on ice, i'd love to go and see it, if its any good.
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Edited by poodge, 11 February 2006 - 09:31 AM.

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happy fishing,
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Posted 11 February 2006 - 08:31 PM

The famous Japanese zoologist, Tsunemi Kubodera (who used a remote control camera to photograph the deep-sea giant attacking a bait) presented the photos at the international cephalopod conference in Hobart this week.

"We estimate our specimen must be more than eight metres in total length, so it's a huge squid," he said.


See here for more details about the conference -

Hobart conference
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