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

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Catch of the day: Rare tentacle
    [SIZE=-1]KSBY, CA - 40 minutes ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]A fisherman snags a rare catch in the Santa Barbara Channel, a tentacle belonging to a giant squid. The 13-foot-long tentacle was ... [/SIZE]


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  2. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Oooh, that's Moroteuthis robusta territory... but I suppose it would have mentioned hooks if it had 'em. Dang. :hmm:
     
  3. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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  4. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Way cool
     
  5. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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

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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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    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Coastal redwood
     
  9. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    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...
     
  10. chrono_war01

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    Looks like a archi to me.

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

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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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).
     
  12. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    perhaps a dying squid floating to the surface?
     
  13. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    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...
     
  14. erich orser

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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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