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Giant Squid?????

Steve O'Shea

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Hmmmmm. What a find; I hope you placed it in the back of your van and raced to the nearest cool store/freezer! I'd give you US$5000 for that!! It looks like an absolute stunner.

I don't know the location at all, but it's got that Moroteuthis robusta look to it.
 

Phil

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Oh goodness, that is awesome! Thankyou for posting the image.

Did you measure the squid? Any idea of length? Surely this is Moroteuthis (Jean, where are you?)

Queen Charlotte's Island is also a good source of ammonites. Where did you hide the shell? :wink:
 

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well I'm with Steve.....looks Moroteuthis robustaish That red colour!!! and it looks as if it has some calcareous placks beneath the skin on the mantle!


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jm

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Thank you very much for all the information about the squid.
Phil, The lenght was between 5-6 feet, we didn't mesure it!!!

The picture was actually taken by Kathy Johnson

Thank you !

This website ROCKS!!!!!!
 

Octomush

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Thats what I would like to know. Hmmm 5000 dollars an extremely generouse offer if u ask me! And by the way welcome back!
 

jm

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You guys will probably ban me from your website!

I didn't know squidlysquat about squids before trying to identify the one on our picture.

To be honest, the tide was coming up quickly and we were 10km away from the exit of the beach. North beach is well know for swallowing cars, so we left it with mother nature...
 

Cephkid

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Oh, poopie. :P
 

Melissa

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jm said:
You guys will probably ban me from your website!

I didn't know squidlysquat about squids before trying to identify the one on our picture.
Most of us get here with very little knowledge and a bit of curiosity, just like you.

To be honest, the tide was coming up quickly and we were 10km away from the exit of the beach. North beach is well know for swallowing cars, so we left it with mother nature...
:shock: Sounds like the tide tables are a necessity near you. Octomush, does the tide affect your access to your cove?

Melissa
 

Snafflehound

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The QCI

:canada: The Queen Charlotte Islands, also known as Haida Gwaii, are located about as far west as you can get in North America. All sorts of things wash up on the beaches. Basically if it floats in the North Pacific it will end up here sooner or later.

I never found a squid though. :notworth: Very good!
 

sumthinfishy

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Ummm....I don't really know how well you can fake a picture these days but the squid does have a shadow, which is a detail that might have been looked over if it was faked. More than that, the lines on the squid shadow matchup exactly with the lines of the vans shadow. Thats all.
 

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squid looks real to me....
 

Cephkid

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squid looks real to me....
Besides, a lot of people have had things happen to them that people wouldn't believe. Would you believe I saw a kind algae on a turtles back in florida once that shined in such a way that it looked like the bottom of those pools in those smarmy seaworld commercials,. despite the fact that it was pitch-black out? I doubt it. Would you believe that in the bahamas I saw some kind of skate hatch in a tidepool? I doubt that too. Or that I nearly touched a wild reef-squid that ignored me alltogether, nearly caught a moray eel with a piece of fish, and at one time nearly got stung by a highly toxic scorpionfish in a collection class at camp-and proceded to name it like I would a pet? I highly doubt that. I have had things happen to me that people didn't believe happened. But they did. I believe this guy 100% to be honest. Not yelling at you, just saying-don't assume it's a hoax.
 

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