Squid rescue on Delray Beach - Sun-Sentinel

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Squid rescue on Delray Beach
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    [SIZE=-1]The orange-and-maroon cephalopod, with its football sized-head and muscular tentacles, was difficult grip, Gorman said. People placed it in a cooler and ...[/SIZE]
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Great job by the good people of Delray! Nice video footage as well. ID?
     
  3. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Not a squid, at all, but a spent female Tremoctopus violaceus, good year for these, apparently :) You can see "blanket" fragments washing up alongside the specimen in this video. The eggmass appears to also be misssing, judging from the footage, henceforth "spent", they apparently wash up regularly post spawning. This animal was at the end of her life cycle, well intended, but futile rescue attempt.
     
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  4. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Blanket Octopus's don't ink though. Perhaps it is something else.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    They do have an ink sac. The wikipedia article may be a bit misleading in expressing that it uses its blanket and not ink for defense.
     

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