New Scientist: Cannibalism amongst Architeuthis

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  1. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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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
     
  2. Melissa

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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.
     
  4. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    They've posted this on the local news site as well, with a few added inaccuracies and assumptions... have already emailed them... :roll:
     
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    Since when did reporters ever get a story 100% accurate!

    J
     
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    Love bites
     

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