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  1. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Just wondering if there are any other places in the world named after Cephalopods? Here in Utah we have Cephalopod Gulch, named because of the abundance of Triassic ammonoids found there.

    Map of Cephalopod Gulch

    40.7733N 111.8349W
    :nautilus:
     

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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    OMG, that is SO COOL. I want to visit Cephalopod Gulch and send myself (and everyone else, of course) postcards. :)
     
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    For what it's worth, about 20 miles from me at Ashford in Kent (UK) there is a farm called 'Squids Gate Farm'. I suspect they probably farm dairy cattle or crops, not vats full of cephalopods. Pity.

    Similarly, at Sheerness also in Kent there is a street called 'Nautilus Drive'.

    Couldn't find anywhere in the UK called Moroteuthis. Another pity.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Here is a place in the Grand Canyon in Arizona

    Nautiloid Creek

    36.4727N 111.8250W
    :nautilus:
     

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    Mantle Street

    There's a street in Plymouth called Mantle Street. One of the local schools have had the kids paint underwater scenes on the wall there. And guess what, a big yellow octopus makes an appearance.
     
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    Kalmar is an old (but still active) port city, on the southeast coast of Sweden.

    Kalmar is one of two Swedish words for squid, the other one being bl├Ąckfisk.

    I bet there are quite a few non-English placenames that refer to teuthids, because most other languages have produced better-sounding words than "squid."

    Where did "squid" originate, anyway?

    :?:

    Clem
     
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    [She quickly morphs into bipedal form and reaches with one limb (still bearing vestigial circular marks where the suckers were reabsorbed into the palm) for the dictionary lying on the desk where her tangled, dripping tentacles were draped just moments before.]

    S.... looking under S for squid.... etymology.... [stupid inefficient woodpulp leaves, why did these ignorant bipeds stop carving elegantly in stone....]

    :squid: :read:

    Yikes -- nothing under etymology but a big question mark! Time for a netsearch....

    :snorkel:
     
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    Cephalopod Place-Names...

    In Santa Cruz, California, there is an alley officially called Squid Row, and then of course, gorgeous British Columbia has The Octopus Islands, which includes a Provincial Marine Park.

    Glub!
     
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    I win I win, just named my new house here in france:

    "Chateau d'Ammonites,Argonauts, Baculites, Belemnites, Ceratites, Cuttlefish, Goniatites, Nautiloids, Nautilus, Octopus, Squid et al"

    good job there's some oak planks in the barn for a sign :D
     
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    Does this place have a name?

    In Google Earth go to E174 d 43' 33.06" S 36 d 24' 22.5"

    On the North Island. 8-)
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh sure, that's where they're building the Ammo-Nightclub. :wink:
    Pretty cool, dare one ask how you discovered that?
     

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    Coiled things just kinda catch my eye. :wink:


    Actually I was just looking at other cool photos on This site, third from the top.

    Here is Ammonite Falls in BC, found this while trying to refind the last one. :smile:
     
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