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Discussion in 'ID Requests' started by Animal Mother, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Animal Mother

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  2. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Interesting find, discussed earlier on this very forum :wink:

    Although no specimen of this species has been collected and described yet, it has been tentatively put in the Magnapinnidae family, so formally a Magnapinna sp.
     
  3. Animal Mother

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    Oops! :)
     
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    I dunno, i've had some experience in video editing. I have to say, the video looks like it could be doctored.
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    It is always healthy to be skeptical, but this video and several others were initially published by a very reputable source over here at Cephalopods in Action.
     
  6. Keith

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    ah. well that changes things.
     
  7. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    :smile:
     
  8. Keith

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    Thats the kind of thing that discourages me from swimming in the ocean. crazy.
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    At least at 8000 feet. :wink:
     
  10. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    There is a good chance the video was spliced to keep the action in a shortened format but that does not mean it was artificially created or modified. It is hard to decide at what point "photoshopping" for clarity or lighting becomes falsifying.
     
  11. Animal Mother

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    Right. I won't repeat my cousins words but when I speak about my desires to snorkel or scuba his remark is of certain displeasure of the idea of sharing the ocean with such creatures.

    The mantle and dorsal fins makes me think of the Queen Alien, on Aliens.
     
  12. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Good call AM!
     
  13. Keith

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    ha! you read my mind animalmother.
     
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    Wow cool looking squid! :]
     

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