[News]: World whale first - South Tenerife whales and the cephalopod ... - Fortnight

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  1. octobot

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    8-) The epic battle caught on film!

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    :shock: I can't wait till the footage becomes public!!!

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    "Examples have been found which reach 20 metres in length and weigh in at a thousand kilos!"

    Sigh.... :banghead:
     
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    Well, it may be a "first" for Tenerife and pilot whales, but Kubodera and Mori scored footage of sperm whales munching Architeuthis a few years ago.

    Seeing how a whale gets arms and tentacles off its skin should be fun.
     
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    They've not done their research, but pretty interesting all the same. We've not found Archi in the stomachs of any of the pilots that we've looked at; we've another MS coming out in December reporting their diet over here (only the second account for NZ; we put the first out 6-or-so months ago).

    Ours are eating Nototodarus and Pinnoctopus, primarily, with a few other bits and pieces (Pholidoteuthis and Histioteuthis, but not many).
     
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    Cool! I can't wait to see this. About the Kubodera and Mori one, I'd like to see that one too. Any reason or reasons they haven't released it?
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Their footage came out in a Japanese documentary, and included a sperm whale munching on the (disembodied) mantle of a large Archi. Not sure if the doco was ever released in English or the footage re-used though.
     
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    Oh I see. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Hi Emily,

    It was released in the States in August, 2006 by the Discovery Channel, in a hastily edited production dicussed at this TONMO thread. My description of Kubodera & Mori's whale shots is here. Wish I could watch it again.

    Cheers,
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    Watch for it again on Discovery. Since this is in the news, they may replay it. Please post if you spot an announcement.
     
  12. Steve O'Shea

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    Has anyone heard any more about this footage? Pilot whales, Architeuthis? Heavens.
     

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