Giant squid 'taking over world'

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Giant squid 'taking over world'

By Simon Benson

GIANT squid are taking over the world, well at least the oceans, and they are getting bigger.

According to scientists, squid have overtaken humans in terms of total bio-mass.

That means they take up more space on the planet than us.

The reason has been put down to overfishing of other species and climate change.

A report in the Australian science journal, Australasian Science, said marine researchers are now in universal agreement that cephalopods have been given an advantage not available to any other sea creature.

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:archi: :histio: :mesonych: :sink: :cuttle: :belemnit: :trilobit: :onycho: :bluering: :vampyro: :nautiloi: :whalevsa: :ammonite: :meso: :squid: :octopus: :nautilus: :angelpus: TOO BATTLE! :twisted: HAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAhaHAha!!!!!!!!!!!!! :madsci: :madsci:
 

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MWA HA HA HA AHAH!!!!!!!!! In a future where speloids are armed with deadly bio toxins and wings! One man can save.... Steve O'Shea.... The Squid King! This film has not yet been rated.
 

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Whens the movie and whats the tilte? :P
 

Cephkid

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Nononononononono, do it in SUMMER, then those evil octo-fishermen and tourists will be afraid to swim, and you'll have your cove, all to yourself.
 

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I for one salute my new tentacled masters...

Hmm... Steve as the Squid King. I guess that would make me one of his minions. Hang on I am one of his minions!
 

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I'm not convinced. Not that its not possible; rather are they taking into account current shifts and water temp changes which would cause squid to move into waters they avoided before?

Oceanic squid biomass is VERY hard to calculate accurately. Given that these populations are dynamic in their behavior and movement, it can be assumed that squid are simply moving into new niches left behind by the collapsed fisheries and such.

As far as "giant' squid are concerned, I would love to see the Q10 of growth size vs. water temperature any day. Any papers out there?

Sushi and Sake,

John
 

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