[News]: Paris' latest star is no damp squid - AFP

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[SIZE=-2]AFP[/SIZE]

Paris' latest star is no damp squid
[SIZE=-1]AFP - 15 hours ago[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]The squid was hauled up in January 2000 at a depth of 615 metres (2000 feet) by fishermen off New Zealand. It has been baptised Wheke, after Te Wheke o ...[/SIZE]


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Just in the event this link goes down ... as these things so often do over time .... I've (SOS) taken the liberty of embedding the image in the initial posting.
 

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.... I sent one to them many years ago and never heard anything about it; this certainly doesn't look like it though! Gunther will not be happy .... but then again ...

WTF!
 

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Jean;113593 said:
"3 subspecies?" I thought Architeuthis was monospecific?????
well, there's the kind that attacks sailboats, the kind that attacks fictional subs, and the kind that we fill with resin...
 

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Jean;113593 said:
"3 subspecies?" I thought Architeuthis was monospecific?????


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Depends on who you ask. One seems most likely to me, but 3 is a popular number, too... And there's some list of 7 or more "species" because everyone wants an Architeuthis named after them, apparently.
 

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The eyes are just wrong, for the rest a formidable attempt! And I can easily go and see it :wink:
 

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[News]: NZ plastinated squid on display in France - Radio Australia


NZ plastinated squid on display in France
[SIZE=-1]Radio Australia, Australia - Mar 27, 2008[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]France's National Museum of Natural History has unveiled the world's first plastinated squid -- a six-and-a-half metre-long deep-sea beast, donated by New ...[/SIZE]


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[News]: Giant preserved squid on display - BBC News


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Giant preserved squid on display
[SIZE=-1]BBC News, UK - 23 hours ago[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]The squid, 6.5m (21.5ft) long, has undergone plastination, which means its liquids have been replaced by a polymer. The process, which took two-and-a-half ...[/SIZE]


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[News]: Giant squid on display in Paris - Gadling


Giant squid on display in Paris
[SIZE=-1]Gadling, CA - 14 hours ago[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]Hanging from the ceiling is a 6.5 meter (21.5 foot) long giant squid, perfectly preserved by way of plastination. The method for preserving cadavers first ...[/SIZE]


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