• TONMOCON VII Announced | MBL at Woods Hole | Apr 6-8, 2018
  • Thanks for visiting! TONMO is the world's greatest online cephalopod enthusiast community, with interactive content going back to May of 2000, and a biennial conference. If you'd like to join in on the fun, become a TONMO member -- it's easy and free. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more cephy goodness.


Amazing giant squid photographic surprise!

Phil

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
3,034
#1
I've being playing around with Photoshop trying to enhance the giant squid images and have found something stunning. The discovery could be even more sensational than has been previously announced.

See what you make of this: :smile: :

 

Attachments

Steve O'Shea

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
4,668
#2
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I just mentioned on some interview that the next great find would be the live ammonite. Kind-of knocked the wind out of the reporter!
 

Phil

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
3,034
#3
Quick Steve! Refer him to this thread. I'll knock off the smilies in the post above and we could start a huge internet hoax going. The picture will need a bit of work first though.

:twisted:
 

ArchieFan

Pygmy Octopus
Registered
Joined
Sep 29, 2005
Messages
8
#5
New Archie Pixes

Hi All,

This is my first post here. What a cool website. Really cool that you have a world renowned marine bioligist that regularly contributes with his real name. I found the site by doing a search on O'shea yesterday when the new pixes of an Archie was released to the press.

My thoughts on the video are "so what?" They hooked a giant squid and got a few shots of it struggeling to get off the hooked jig. I don't really see how that is much of any scientific value.

I think that Steve's approach is much more sensible. Try to trap a live one and raise it in captivity. Don't give up Steve, you will make those other guys look like amateurs when you succeed.

AF
 

chrono_war01

Colossal Squid
Supporter
Joined
Oct 7, 2004
Messages
2,580
#6
My reaction:

First looks: Hm...someone screwed it up with a thumb or somthing...

Second look: *morning coffee on the table*

Third look: Oh ye God and Garlic Dumplings! Phil sure did it this time...

Upon closer inspection: Obvious hoax, but still great for messing with my biology teacher's brain though.
 

tonmo

Titanites
Staff member
Webmaster
Joined
May 30, 2000
Messages
9,133
Location
Pennsylvania
#7
Phil: :lol: excellent work as usual!

ArchieFan: welcome! Very glad you've found us!
 

erich orser

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 29, 2004
Messages
1,632
#8
ArchieFan :welcome: from here too!

Phil, you sly devil, you.:ammonite:
 

Members online