[News]: School of giant squid found in local waters - OCRegister

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    School of giant squid found in local waters
    [SIZE=-1]OCRegister, CA - 9 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Eighteen anglers on a Newport Landing Sportfishing boat came back early this morning with a boat full of giant squid, also known as Humbolt squid, ...[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]FISH REPORT [SIZE=-1]Los Angeles Times[/SIZE][/SIZE]
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  2. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Here is my note to the author:

     
  3. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Thanks Tony; I'm growing tired of the mix-up myself (and perhaps it is the Humboldt that the other octobot post was referring to as a 'breeding ground of giant squid').
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    It's annoying. I fired off a message to Keith Olbermann when he called a messie a Giant squid. Somebody on the staffs of newspapers and news shows should be capable of doing a bit of research.
     
  5. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    It annoys me, too. To all journalists (real or nominal), here are some mnemonic devices that work for me:

    Colossal mess = Mesonychoteuthis
    Giant arch = Architeuthis
    Jumbo dose = Dosidicus
    Lightning squid of death from hell = Taningia

    Some squid expert from NZ came up with that last one.:twisted:

    Cheers,
    Clem
     
  6. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Right, I forgot to mention Dosidicus gigas to Courtney... wonder if she'll read it (or react to it) anyhow.
     
  7. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I have had to deal with the Orange County Register in correcting some facts about marine mammals before (years ago, maybe there are some new staff now...). Let's just say this for now :silenced: and good luck!
     
  8. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I must have had too much coffee that day
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    who you?....................never!

    J (currently on my fifth pot of tea and it's only 1.50pm!)
     
  10. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Almost every "giant" squid link that I see concerns dosidicus gigas, not our buddy archie. Most annoying, not that I object to stories about jumbo, mind you...
     
  11. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Right, exactly, I'm happy to hear about what the California fisheries (and whoever else) are observing re: jumbo activity, but when you see a headline that says, "school of giant squid found in local waters", well, that means something else entirely!
     
  12. pipsquek

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    Sure would be fun though if someone did see a school of archies, feeding on a whale carcass!
     

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