Sighting?

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  1. WhiteKiboko

    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Cool, thanks for posting WK... will be interesting to see how this pans out...
     
  3. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Eeeewwwwwwww.....

    Let's get a sample, and send it to Steve and Kat! :mrgreen:

    John
     
  4. WhiteKiboko

    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    being teuthoholics, i wouldnt be surprised if they get dragged into it..... if it hadnt been sitting around for so long id be willing to test it for ammonia....

    :cthulhu: :heart: :meso: + :beer:
     
  5. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Nope, not heard a peep out of anyone re this globster. I'd like to see pictures of this thing, if anyone can direct me to them.
    Ta
    O
     
  6. Llywelyn

    Llywelyn Larval Mass Registered

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    There is an angled shot of it (split focus with the people who are observing it) on CNN:

    CNN coverage

    I'm looking to find some better pictures.
     
  7. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Thanks Llywelyn; looks like no piece of giant squid or octopus to me; better shots needed. Bizarre that they say it is invertebrate (and didn't look like, feel or smell like whale).
    Cheers
    O
     
  8. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Basking shark.... Its probably a basking shark...
     
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    Wasn't it supposed to be an invertevrate?
     
  10. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Chondricthyan... invertebrate... it's pretty much all the same when its three a.m. and you can't sleep...

    "Good... Bad... I'm the guy with the gun." - Bruce Campbell, "Army of Darkness"
     
  11. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Eh, and most times the media can't tell the difference between a horrible gelatinous blob and a political leader... Not that there's much of a difference
     
  12. cthulhu77

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    Good call on the basking shark...that is what I thought also...so, it didn't feel right or smell right...but what about "how did it taste?" :shock:

    "Shop smart...shop S mart."

    some of my favorite movies of all time!
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  13. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Maybe I'm just talking out of instinct here, but I keep thinking "basking shark"... Oh well

    Oh, and I met Bruce Campbell a few years ago. Very nice guy, and a lot of laughs.

    John
     
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    At forty-feet in length, this "blob" would have to have come from a Basking shark at the upper reaches of the species' achievable size; from an animal that big, there ought to be some clearly recognizable structures left. It doesn't seem reasonable to believe that a decomposed, 40-foot Basking shark could fool any ichthyologist these days, since they tend to top the suspects list when weird carcasses are found.

    Spotted next to an expired humpback whale, eh? Odd. A gray and lumpy mass, not foul-smelling, floating in close proximity to a whale. Could this stuff have been coughed-up or pooped-out of the dying humpback, ala ambergris?

    Clem
     
  15. Steve O'Shea

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    That's decomposed whale skin and blubber for sure; going to be egg on a few peoples faces after this. We've had globsters just like it here.

    Sad, but probably the dead mate of the other humpback.
     
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    Thanks, Steve! Sad about the whales... :(

    Boy, what a site...mysterious sea globsters...tragic tales of cetacean love and loss...mysteries solved in under 24 hours...clownfish recipies and wine selection...Kiwi teuthologists...

    You JUST can't get that on Yahoo.

    rusty
     
  17. Fujisawas Sake

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    Ouch... rough way to go...
     
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    oooooooo....globsters. "a squishy! i will call it squishy. and he will be my squishy"
     

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