[News]: Squid star of Freaky Fish show - New Zealand Herald

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by octobot, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2005
    Messages:
    6,856
    Likes Received:
    79
    Squid star of Freaky Fish show
    [SIZE=-1]New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 15 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]With eyes the size of grapefruit and a 5m tentacle curling around the tank, Squid Vicious looks like a prop from an underwater horror movie. ... [/SIZE]


    More...
     
  2. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2000
    Messages:
    8,737
    Likes Received:
    512
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Dr. Steve O'Shea quoted here!
     
  3. main_board

    main_board Vampyroteuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    7
    I can attest that this statement, in it's entirety, is true.

    What is hoped to be gained by storing the squid in cold sea water instead of alcohol? Less shrinkage and/or breakage over time? And is the name some subtle homage to Jason, and his previous work at Kelly's? :wink:

    Looks like a pretty cool exhibit. And the visitors are lucky to have an expert on staff, every now-and-then that is.

    Cheers!
     
  4. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,083
    Likes Received:
    171
    I believe the brine solution had two advantages - one is that they didn't have to worry about having a high volume of flammable, noxious preservative in a public area, and the other is that they are thinking they might use that tank for something live in the future, so this way they don't have to worry about chemicals leaching into the acrylic. Just 2.5 tonnes of salt. :shock:
     
  5. Infusoria

    Infusoria Vampyroteuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll post some photos in a bit. There are two of my weird deep-sea fish in this show.
     

Share This Page