[News]: Squid find a first for fisherman - Marlborough Express

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    This is a second giant squid stranding in recent weeks, per Dr. O'Shea.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    "Giant squid (architeuthis) are the world's largest invertebrate and can move at up to 40 kilometres per hour."

    And this, while te Papa is housing a half ton monster of the meso kind... It is telling, that 40 km per hour is roughly the maximum attainable speed of a London doubledecker bus, they may be in a bit of a mix-up altogether :wink:
     
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    :banghead:

    Where those last two statements came from I don't know, but they certainly were not from me!

    Number 3 for the winter season just in; caught by a trawler a couple of weeks ago. It seems to be (based on descriptions) intact, minus one tentacle.
     
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    That is an interesting scoop, thanks Steve!
     
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    Maybe this is Ku's one that got away, now finally meeting its match in kiwiland :wink:
     
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    Even if it's not, maybe :drk: will let you sew his tentacle on and make a FrankenSquid!
     

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