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[News]: Catch of the day: Rare tentacle - KSBY

OB

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Way cool
 

erich orser

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That's always encouraging. Awesome. I love the Central Coast. Squid country.
 

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"The tentacle, reaching about 13 feet, was about the diameter of a broomstick "

If a London routemaster bus is the standard unit of measurement for length then surely the 'broomstick' must now be the standard unit for diameter? What say you?
 

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I agree! Although what I'm hoping for is "Fire Hose".
 

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Coastal redwood
 

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Tintenfisch;77546 said:
Oooh, that's Moroteuthis robusta territory... but I suppose it would have mentioned hooks if it had 'em. Dang. :hmm:
There was a lot of footage of the club being inspected by Dr. Hochberg on KCAL9, and it looked pretty "classic architeuthis" to my untrained eye. I didn't record it, though, I'm afraid.

http://cbs2.com/video/?id=23588@kcbs.dayport.com
http://cbs2.com/video/?id=23615@kcbs.dayport.com

are the clips. The first one has Dr. Hochberg say "architeuthis" specifically, so I'm afraid you're out of luck in that regard, Kat...
 

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Looks like a archi to me.

[Although I do hope it's something much more sensational..like..Moro-Archi!]
 

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Tiz GS. Interesting reference to orca having (possibly) eaten the beast; this is not something we would expect, at least in these (southern) parts (where they eat mainly coastal/shallow water species of fish and ray).
 

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Steve O'Shea;77690 said:
Tiz GS. Interesting reference to orca having (possibly) eaten the beast; this is not something we would expect, at least in these (southern) parts (where they eat mainly coastal/shallow water species of fish and ray).
Is it generally easy to tell from a severed squid-part when it was chomped by a toothed whale vs removed by some other cause? Of course, I can't think of many things that would remove parts of a giant squid that aren't toothed whales, except perhaps it trying to attack the tail end of a submarine...

I didn't think Orcas (or Sperm Whales) were common off central California anyway; there are dolphins, and baleen whales like humpbacks and grays, but those are the only cetaceans I've heard of around California...
 

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There's an active pod in Monterey Bay and along the Big Sur coast that hangs out there to attack migrating baleen whales and take their young.
 

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If memory serves right, there was a NG program on how they found that one sort of orcas would eat fish and the seals and whales don't mind their presence. And then another group arrived which had a variation during the clicks and squeels during communitcating. It was found that the new group did not eat fish but mostly hunted marine mammals....
 

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