2015 Living Giant Squid Video

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    It was so beautiful in the water. Maybe the dead one is days afterwards? It is definitely decomposing, can't imagine it smells very good.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Right, definitely dead / decomposing vs. living... but I also thought the one in the water seemed smaller than the one on the tarp... my perception may be off though!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I had the same impression on the size but there are no clear references The Greek squid video did a nice job making the need for spacial references important.

    Rewatching and trying to compare the size of the animal being "poked with a stick" to the poking human, the condition of the squid in the warehouse and the YouTube info that says,

    I think @tonmo is right, these are two different animals.
     
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    I don't know... it might have been the same squid, but the sizes do look at bit different. And I think Architeuthis is a good guess Tony. Definitely has many giant squid characteristics! :)
    What I found more interesting is the sudden increase in GS bodies. This is the 4th one in 2015 alone??? I feel like something is going wrong in the food web, if GS are feeling the needs to hunt above 300 meters. :(
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    o_O Really? I've been under a rock! I hate to create work for you, but we should have those references here on TONMO... can we add a thread for each such discovery, with a link to the reference? No rush...

    :squid:
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh... I only got that from the article on the link you posted. I don't know if any of the others were made official.
    I was just going off this line "The squid was 5.8 metres long, including its tentacles. It was the fourth giant squid fisherman in central Japan’s Toyama Prefecture have caught in their nets already this year".

    Don't think we can make pages as there are probably not references, but I'll look around anyways! :D
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Ha! Oops! :bonk:

    Nah, this is a fine place for it... as long as it's posted! :thumbsup:

    Thanks for digging! I added a new smiley to TONMO as a prize!

    :dig:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    If only the pile of dirt was taking the shape of an octopus ...
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    diggingForOctoInfo.gif
    something like this :sagrin: except it needs to shrink, my editor increased the size a bit.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    How clever!

    This smiley is good fossil hunters too :smile:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I'll work on it a bit to make it both smaller and less jumpy. My editor is not the best for working with gifs and I will have to figure out why it is so large.
     

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