Real or Photoshopped? (retitled)

Discussion in 'Diving & Ceph Encounters' started by ant, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. ant

    ant Vampyroteuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    11
    Sadly, it is just a myth (or is it?). Much like
    http://www.fantasticmetropolis.com/i/squid/full/

    for some reason, cephs seem to be very popular with "this is almost believable" web sites, maybe because giant squids are one of the few "cryptozoology" animals that turned out to actually be proven to exist, so a lot of people associate cephs with urban legend kinds of things.

    If you like tongue-in-cheek science, the Museum of Jurrassic Technology (http://mjt.org) is pretty cool. I think that all of the mjt exhibits are "real" in the sense that they are what is documented, even if they are not what would normally be considered "science" or "natural history"-- for example, I think the "letters to Mount Wilson" exhibit really consisted of genuine letters sent by crackpots to what was at the time the most famous observatory in the world.
     
  3. Graeme

    Graeme Vampyroteuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    1
  4. Toren

    Toren Vampyroteuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    0
    I actually read a book on the Museum of Jurassic Technology. I got about halfway through (I'm terrible about finishing books) but it was pretty interesting! I couldn't tell if it was real or fake, which is fun.
     
  5. UNICORE

    UNICORE Larval Mass Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I came across that too! I didn't think it was real, but who knows
     
  6. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2000
    Messages:
    8,739
    Likes Received:
    516
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    To clear up any confusion whatsoever, there is no such thing as a tree octopus. The folks at Zapatopi.net are long-time friends of TONMO.com nonetheless! (And their site is excellent)
     
  7. joreed3

    joreed3 Cuttlefish Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2006
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]


    ?? Real?
     
  8. joreed3

    joreed3 Cuttlefish Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2006
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wonder if that would be possible with a cuttle... Maybe someone should try daggling a shrimp above their tank... :/
     
  9. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2000
    Messages:
    8,739
    Likes Received:
    516
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I don't know, but I hope it is -- that would be AWESOME! I suppose it's not since larger squid aren't normally hanging out right at the surface, unless I'm mistaken.

    I've seen some cool video of cuttlefish stretching out to grab food (actually I probably have it in our Video Gallery).
     
  10. bobwonderbuns

    bobwonderbuns Vampyroteuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2005
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    0
  11. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Messages:
    3,084
    Likes Received:
    46
    It's real and has been extensively dealt with, actually, in this forum :grin:

    I'll try and look up the thread in question.

    :cheers:


    Olaf
     
  12. bobwonderbuns

    bobwonderbuns Vampyroteuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2005
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cool -- I'll be looking forward to that!
     
  13. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Messages:
    3,084
    Likes Received:
    46
  14. bobwonderbuns

    bobwonderbuns Vampyroteuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2005
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    0
    Awesome! Thanks!
     
  15. Castor

    Castor Vampyroteuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    May 8, 2003
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    0
    :oops: There isn't?!? :cry:
     
  16. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    4,891
    Likes Received:
    236
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Hey, maybe we should start a captive breeding program for tree octopuses. I have three acres, I will volunteer an acre to devote to their habitat. :grin:
     
  17. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Messages:
    3,084
    Likes Received:
    46
    Could I in turn volunteer my two square miles of lake habitat for fresh water squid?
     
  18. Andy Lister

    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2004
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    0
    Apparently that is real. I'd never seen it before until today but htere is a discussion about it somewhere else in the forums!
     
  19. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    11
    Er, at least the time I brought it up, I put it in "culture and entertainment" not "physiology and biology" because I am deeply skeptical. Not that I really know any more than anyone else, though.
     
  20. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,083
    Likes Received:
    171
    Considering it appears on the Fiction section of the website... :wink: (wait, I can't tell which 'is that real?' we're referring to anymore... )
     

Share This Page