BIG Argentine Architeuthis

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  1. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Hello Folks,

    I've never seen this photograph, before:

    Two Argentine Boys Sitting On A Huge Architeuthis

    Found dead off the coast of Bahia Bustamante, in Patagonian waters, subsequently shown at a museum in Puerto Madryn. ("Bustamate" is a mispelling/typo of bustamante, which loosely translates into English as 'undertaker.' "Zona de los camarones" is 'shrimp zone' or 'crustacean zone.'

    :?:

    Clem
     
  2. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Clem, where do you find these things?

    I bet they had to burn those sweat pants later. :wink:
     
  3. OB

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    Good call, Clem! It strikes me as familiar from one of many google image search endeavours, but I can't be sure, let's see what more pics turn up :grin:
     
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    It looks in pretty good condition too. Especially if they can sit on the mantle like that.
     
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    wow! That is a great pic. Thanks Clem.
     
  6. OB

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    Frozen, no doubt...
     
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  7. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    1 kilogram of baking soda: 5 pesos.
    2 liters of bleach: 1 peso.
    Chance to get a picture of Sergio and Cesar on top a huge giant squid: priceless.

    If Sergio and Cesar ever seek counselling for feelings of inadequacy, that moment will probably come up in a therapy session.

    Does anyone know what "shrimp zone/crustacean zone" is all about? Name of the Argentine fishmarket it was stored in? Description of the stretch of ocean in which it was found? What?

    Looks like the squid's eyes were badly damaged, and the sockets look black to me. Are the walls of Architeuthis eye sockets colored black, or are we looking at exposed retina?

    Cheers,
    Clem
     
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    I wonder what Steve has to say about this one....:hmm:
     
  9. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I think we're looking at a fold of the black plastic that's also curling up behind the specimen; the blotch just above it might actually be the eye?
     
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  10. Clem

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    Hello Olaf,

    I'll roshambo you for it.

    Ah, I forgot, the Dutch creed is "Life, liberty and the pursuit of being a contrary git."

    :heee:

    Clem
     
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    Clem,

    You do know that the challenged gets to go first, do you?
     
  12. Clem

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    Hello chrono,

    True, but I've worked out the mechanics of the kick, and I have an edge: I'm taller than Olaf. As you kick up at someone, your foot starts to decelerate as it swings up, when your leg nears the limit of the rotation in your hip joint. By the time his foot connects with me, the kick will have less force behind it. Since I'm tall and have an advantageous shin to thigh length ratio, my foot will be travelling at argument-winning speed when it connects with Olaf.

    Cheers,
    Clem
     
  13. OB

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    Black plastic? Who, me? No, no, no, no, no; clearly we're looking at retina's here, great swaths of retina :grin:

    PS: Just for fun, pull the old "invert colours" routine on this one... You can clearly see all that retina just oozing out of the poor blighter's right eye, covering the entire floor of the fish market surrounding the carcass :wink:

    PPS: Can't wait for the model, Adam :twisted:
     
  14. Infusoria

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    Does anyone know what "shrimp zone/crustacean zone" is all about? "Name of the Argentine fishmarket it was stored in? Description of the stretch of ocean in which it was found? What?"

    I'm guessing the 'deep-scattering layer' of vertically migrating stuff (shrimp, myctophids, pteropods etc...)? Possibly it's a description of trawl-depth?
     
  15. OB

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    Not likely, the text states it washed ashore dead. I would guess this was near the shallows where people would usually go out and fish for shrimp, just off the coast?
     
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    Ah, I missed the bit about it being washed ashore dead. Dunno then. Still there are fisheries for shrimp/prawns/fish on the continental slope within the depths that Archi. is reported to live.
     

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