Squid or Jellyfish?

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  1. Snafflehound

    Snafflehound GPO Registered

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    I spotted this pic of a phallic-looking sea beast labelled as "giant squid" while browsing a random nature blog:

    http://xo.typepad.com/blog/nature/

    The image source is originally from http://pya.cc/ which I cannot read at all.

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    Looks more like some type of jellyfish to me, but I am no expert.
     
  2. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Look like a massive jelly to me as well, but then I'm not an expert either.
     
  3. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    looks like a giant jelly to me....

    and again, I'm no expert.
     
  4. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Looks like a giant jelly to me too, but I'm no expert either :wink: . It could be something as bizarre as the first-reported adult Promachoteuthis. Without a better pic we'll never know.
     
  5. Infusoria

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    If I had any money, it would be on 'a jellyfish'
     
  6. Clem

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    I'm no expert, but I play one on TV, and he would say it's a giant jellyfish, or a mushroom. The original source page is a Japanese blog, and I had no luck at parsing trusty Babelfish's translation.
     
  7. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    :shock:

    Spill the beans Clem (sorry if you have elsewhere; I've missed it)
     
  8. Snafflehound

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    that'd be even better than a new species of giant squid - first discovery of pelagic mushrooms!
     
  9. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I think that type of mushroom is known to science-- it can be found in Super Mario Brothers...
     
  10. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    lol. But not underwater though!
     
  11. Fujisawas Sake

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    Its a nice-sized jelly. But you know, fungi are already colonizing the oceans as well as the freshwater...

    John
     
  12. Squidman

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    Definitely a jelly. Kind of narrow top, though.
     
  13. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    If it was a squid, then it must have at least more than 20 arms or tentacles, no fins and no eyes.

    Then it should be a jellyfish.

    and that does not look ver big to me compared to THIS:
     
  14. Fujisawas Sake

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    What? :confused: I'm not sure I understand your meaning here...

    I mean, we're talking totally different phyla here.

    John
     
  15. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    If that thing in the water is a squid, then it is a squid that have at least more than 20 arms or tentacles, no fins and no eyes.

    Then I think that it is NOT a squid, but actually a jellyfish.
     

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