Do you STILL think humbodts are aggressive only during feeding frenzies?

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I suspect they are more like sharks, unpredictable.
     
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    I was just about to post this. AWESOME!!
     
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    Honestly, that little guy (little compared to the ROV) looked like he was holding on for dear life! Yes, I know he was attacking the sub, but still, he looked more pathetic rather than menacing... :wink:
     
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    Looked more like an ill natured (albeit cute) three year old to me :grin:
     
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    declancowan2954 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I've gotta say, the Humboldt squid are pretty nasty! They certainly are beautiful and interesting animals but they are the biggest fear for divers in the area (I live in Northern Humboldt). They get pretty darn big and are usual in groups; I've had friends who are divers talk about having to come up early just because they could see groups further away in the water just heading their direction.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    If Architeuthis did that, I'm sure its head would come off... Sure this is Humboldt, though?
     
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    Maybe it was just doing squid yoga? It was cute!
     
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    Pr0teusUnbound GPO Registered

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    i think the line between aggression and enthusiastic curiosity is a fuzzy one at best for any animal, not to mention humbolts. since squid use their tentacles to examine things as well as attack, you cant really rule out that the squid was just trying to find out what the big scary soulless metal thing was doing in his backyard.
     
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