Frozen Giant Squid on display in Australia

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I received an email from Sally Edmiston of the UnderWater World on the Sunshine Coast (Australia), regarding the frozen giant squid they have on display. She was interested in spreading the word to fellow ceph enthusiasts, and provided me with a photo of the exhibit! Here is the press release itself:

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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    I think this is the giant squid display also discussed in this thread - looks like the exhibit is moving from Melbourne to Mooloolaba? The attachment above looks like a screen shot of the live Dosidicus footage, since it's very different from the GS eye on ice...
     

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  3. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    It looks fake...probably not fake though, lol.
     
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    My spoiled American values want the squid to tour the states too. :razz:
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    It looked pretty real when I was there. Neat way to display it, and less fake-looking than some other (real) ones I've seen!
     
  6. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Here's the response from our friend Sally on this:

     
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    Wish I could go and visit this exhibit, but alas, I'm no longer close to the Pacific, let alone on your side of it. Someday...
     
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    [News]: Hooked on sea monsters - Courier Mail

    Hooked on sea monsters
    [SIZE=-1]Courier Mail, Australia - 20 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]... The centrepiece of the exhibit is the world's only giant squid - a $100,000 7m specimen retrieved by fishermen off New Zealand and now preserved in a huge ... [/SIZE]


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    [News]: Huge interest in frozen squid - Sunshine Coast Daily

    Huge interest in frozen squid
    [SIZE=-1]Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia - 13 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]... These were the incredulous cries of more than 3500 UnderWater World visitors as they caught their first glimpse of the world's only giant squid frozen in time. ... [/SIZE]


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