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

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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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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    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Wow.

    That turned out rather well, didn't it?
     
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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    forget cremation! i wanna be plasticized!
     
  4. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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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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    "3 subspecies?" I thought Architeuthis was monospecific?????


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    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    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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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    well...there's also the one that can only be measured in buses.
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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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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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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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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    I've just heard; it is the same specimen that we sent over years ago. The beast resurfaces!
     
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    Neat!
     
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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


    [SIZE=-2]BBC News[/SIZE]

    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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