[News]: Very Large Colossal Squid Caught

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And it is really strange how religous discussions and religion and the origin of Christmas emerged in the comments of this video...
 

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To reopen the debate: is this the first genuine shot of the eye of Mesonychoteuthis? Big, dark and googly?
 

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Well, if we're talking about visible eyes on half-dead Mesos, I think that's the second example. Specimen in the photo below gets my vote for first (beat the 450kg monster by a few weeks).

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We'll know for sure in 5 months. It sounds like a long way away, but I can assure you that this time will fly. It seems like tomorrow that we'll be dealing with it. A lot is happening in the interim, believe me.
 

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Don't say things like that Steve, I need my sleep :smile:

Clem, you'll have to agree that both pictures suggest a very different type of anatomy, unless the lid on these eyes is sphincterlike (compare with Vampyroteuthis)
 
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Steve O'Shea;104361 said:
We'll know for sure in 5 months. It sounds like a long way away, but I can assure you that this time will fly. It seems like tomorrow that we'll be dealing with it. A lot is happening in the interim, believe me.
The colossal squid goes on display on 13th December
The countdown begins tomorrow: our advent calendar begins
www.tepapa.govt.nz/squid
 

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It wouldn't be the same without bald tank man!

A little birdy tells me the display looks rather fab. A little birdy also tells me that many folk are rather stressed too.

Sounds like a job for VINO-man! (need new emoticon)
 

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