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New Scientist: Cannibalism amongst Architeuthis

Phil

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Keep an eye out for New Scientist this week. There is an article detailing the evidence for cannibalism amongst Architeuthis.

Synopsis available here:

http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=3518920

This topic has been covered on this site before but it'll be interesting to read the article. Two previous threads detailing evidence for this behaviour:

http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/1272/&highlight=cannibalism

http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/212/&highlight=cannibalism
 

Steve O'Shea

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I cannot really see it as being intentional, as in members of the opposite sex deliberately seeking each other to eat each other, because one GS couldn't accommodate much more than a few bites of another in its stomach.

However, the definition of cannibalism does not require intent nor consumption in entirety, so what's happening here could be of quite regular occurence.
 

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