Here comes another colossal

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  1. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi gang,

    We are finally able to reveal that a new specimen of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni will be examined at The National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, on 16 September. The science team will include the usual suspects from AUT and we'll be doing another live webcast on the day. I will post the direct link as soon as I have it. In the meantime updates are being posted here.

    This specimen is reported to be of similar size to the 2009 one, and in very good condition. We have plans for extensive sampling depending on a number of factors--we'll aim to learn as much from this one as we possibly can before it gets fixed!
    :squidaut:

    Here we go again... Hurrah!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    YouTube link and US times posted here
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    A. Cuttlefish Blue Ring Registered

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    Wow! I never got to see the first one, but I watched a documentary on it. Where'd you find it? The Ross Sea?
     
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    sirreal Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    If I am correct I saw the first one when it came to tampa MOSI with the sea monsters revealed. It was very big"Dont remember exactly but I think something like" 28'. The whole sea monsters revealed was great and I would suggest anyone going if it comes close to you. Although I left a little note in there comment section telling them it was not "octopuses" And the debate of the name for multi octopus continues LOL
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Or it didn't happen :) Is this one frozen/encased in a 1m3 box, again?
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    We'll be posting lots of pictures in the coming days OB, trust me!
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    SIGH..........I AM SOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS!!! Our mutual student (Tyler) better take good pictures for me or I'll trash his draft thesis proposal..........just joking!!! I will check in when I am not teaching! Might even put it up for the kids as we are doing a deep sea programme called Deep sea denizens!
     
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    colossalSquid2014.jpg

    20 minutes and counting!
     
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    beccalopod Cuttlefish Registered

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    Look at the leather vest on that skipper. Oh, how I miss you NZ
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    At dinner.... Has it started?? :o
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    @Tintenfisch and @GPO87 measuring the arms... 104.5... Four-right is 102..... Then 123 (missed the number)...

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Interviews...

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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    So great!
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    @Heather Braid says she does a lot of typing when she's not working directly with squid :smile:

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    @GPO87 says there are 90 species of squid in NZ... and now, back to the tank!

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    ...measuring the eye soon...

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    Watching right now. Awesome!
     

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