Mystery of Large Squid Caught on Video

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  1. Mournblade1

    Mournblade1 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hey kids! Apparently some unknown species of large
    squid was caught on some sort of underwater camera
    in the Gulf of Mexico within the past year. Although the
    news link on Yahoo was just posted today, the news
    article itself is dated from March 2, 2005. Go figure.

    Anyhoo, it's still an interesting article. And, in fact, there's
    even a link to a (very) brief video of it.

    The website is:

    http://www.livescience.com/animalworld/ap_050302_squid_vid.html

    Apologies if this has been discussed before--I only infrequently
    browse this website.

    Incidentally, I saw a small squid washed up on shore two days
    ago in Ocean City, Maryland (USA). It's mantle had been
    mostly eaten(?), but it was still my first encounter with a
    "wild squid," heh heh. It was only about six inches in length. :neutral:

    Later!

    Vince
     
  2. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    thanks for the link
     
  3. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Thanks very much for the link, Mournblade. The film actually dates from August 10th last year. We have had this before, you may like to have a look at this thread.

    http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/3306/&highlight=mexico

    Steve has concluded that the squid is definitely not Mastigoteuthis as was suggested in the initial Ocean Explorer report and is probably a gonatid squid.

    Thanks!
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    what does the word gonatid mean?
     
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    Oh, I see, thanks.
     

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