Is Nessy a Squid?

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  1. Hummingbird

    Hummingbird Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Not sure where this fits in in terms of this forum, but this is an interesting story...

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,543280,00.html

    no I wouldn't have taken it seriously, but I went ahead and put in the long/lat in my google earth program, and it came up just like the picture.

    So what is that? Is that a squid? Sure looks like a squid. Could a species of squid have been isolated there in the Loch, adapted and become an indigenous species there in the loch? :roflmao: Well?

    Could they have? I know that some species of jellyfish have done this, and aren't all species of freshwater fish originally from the oceans?

    I don't know the physiology of squids like a lot of you all do, but COULD they have done this? Sure looks like a squid to me, you can even see the eyes. This would explain a lot of the old pictures too, with the undulating "humps" of the so-called Loch Ness Monster. And the head for that matter.

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    That's from the Sun but you can see this yourself on line on google earth or with the stand alone image.

    What do you all think?
     
  2. Hummingbird

    Hummingbird Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    oh long and lat

    in google earth is the following:

    57°12'52.13"N, 4°34'14.16"W


    Seriously, it shows up just like that pic in the SUN.

    Someone tried to call this an eel tonight... uh, no....:roflmao:
     
  3. Hummingbird

    Hummingbird Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    oh and this isn't a google "artifact" either, they don't look like that.
     
  4. L8 2 RISE

    L8 2 RISE Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    boat with a wake.
     
  5. Hummingbird

    Hummingbird Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    no, not a boat. You can see all kinds of images of boats on google. They looke like boats, not like amorphous white images shaped like squids. That's not a boat.

    bzzzz. wrong answer.
     
  6. Hummingbird

    Hummingbird Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    oh and you really have to look at this in google earth, don't rely on that image in this thread.
     
  7. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Eye of the beholder, still a boat :wink:
     
  8. L8 2 RISE

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    I have looked at this in google earth. It's near some clouds so it could be a cloud- doubtfull though because of the shape. As for this being a squid, there's WAY too many problems with that. 1) The largest colossal found had a 14 ft (I believe this is correct or close to correct) mantle. Let's say 30-40 ft overall legnth if we're lucky (again, I believe this is correct or close to it). The "squid" here is "64 ft" long and looking at that pic, it looks like the "mantle" would be about 35-40 ft. Starting to see issues yet? 2) This is FRESH WATER (big issue, no cephs live in fresh water) 3)
    Squid don't swim like that.

    Also, if you look before the "tentacles" you can see a shadow which I believe to be the back of the boat. IMHO, just a boat.
     
  9. Hummingbird

    Hummingbird Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    well you might be right, I don't think so though. Plenty of animals have transitioned from salt water to fresh also. jellyfish, recently, IIRC.
     
  10. L8 2 RISE

    L8 2 RISE Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Do a search on tonmo. It's been a topic of heated discussion in the past as to whether or not there are fresh water cephs and if they can transition
     
  11. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep, most cephs are extremely sensitive to salinity - the only ones I can think of that go anywhere near estuaries are Uroteuthis (see here for example).
     
  12. MrED

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    I vote for the BOAT. never saw squid, cuttle, or other ceph with arms sticking out of the mantle area.
    The eyes look more like the sides of the boats engine while the engine is running and moving.
    They make so many different types and shapes of boats these days, who knows.
    JMO
    It would be great if it were something. (crossing fingers)
     
  13. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    MrED O. bimaculoides Registered

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    NICE FIND!!! :smile2:
     
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    bluespotocto Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Ya i think its a boat also you can see the wake and the black dots are the motors.
     
  16. Danno

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    The shape of the boat is clearly defined. Kind of cool that google earth can grab a picture of a small boat like that.
     

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