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  1. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Ed. See most recent post (January '06)

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    Hi all, just a wee note to the effect that I'll be online less often from now on (Sptember '5 onward). Have had a rather major job restructure, effective as of October 2005, that will keep me away for a wee while.
    Steve
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Best of luck with the moves and changes Steve!

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  3. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Thanks Tony. Things are progressing here and I am now 'unemployed' for 2 weeks (first time in my life since I was delivering newspapers on a bicycle, knee-high to a grasshopper that I've been unemployed).

    Tintenfisch now resides in New Zealand :) , and in a few weeks we'll be posting away to our hearts content on all things biological to do with squid and octopus (as she embarks on her roller coaster ride of Discovery).

    Someone has just donated to us a rather large and quite superb cylindrical octopus/squid tank, so you'll probably find us posting big time on ceph care for a while.... and very soon we'll be purchasing another specially designed tank for squid-rearing purposes.

    Some fun news - Tintenfisch managed to get drenched (squirted big time) by a rather large octopus that took a sticky liking to her (it was a very confused octopus) that she was playing with in another marine lab a few days ago. Poor animal was stuck in a tank without anything to play with ... I've never seen such a playfull octopus actually - starved for attention/stimulation it was. I just worry, having seen the way the Tintenfish interacted with the 8-legged beast, how well the computer facilities and any artwork within squirting distance will survive with so much water about (although not a squirt of ink - it really was a happy octopus - happy to be played with that is).

    Other news I could post here under this announcement topic is that the Haliphron manuscript has been accepted for publication (Discover magazine lists this as the # 96 'big story' for 2002 (though no mention of the giant squid larval capture :? ), although I have to make a few changes (as is always the case, and the changes are certainly for the better of the MS)), so soon, post publication, we'll be able to open that file up for public viewing without password.

    That's it from me for the evening - am a tad tired. Oh, Tintenfisch is getting her photo taken in 2 days ... so the prediction that she'll be in the press 'this year' has come true already :D. I'll try and find a link when the article comes out mid Feb to embarass her :wink:
    Cheers
    O
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey Steve!

    Enjoy your R & R!!!! Goes really fast!!! Sounds like alot of exciting things are happening for you and Tinktinfisch!!!! I love it when I hear about Octopi's reaching out for attention!!! Can't imagine being squirted by a giant one!!!

    Lots of luck to both of you in your new endeavers!!!!

    Carol
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Steve,

    Lots of good news from you! Congratulations on the publication of your article.

    We will certainly welcome lots of postings on Ceph Care from you and Tintenfisch about your new octopus(es?). Don't forget to get some good photos of octo squirtings!

    Nancy
     
  6. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Sigh, I'm unemployed for one further week only!

    Morrow we have 9 giant squid to examine .... including one probably the largest or as large as the largest I've seen - a whopping great female - must be 400 feet long..... Have been driving through town all day today with squid on trailers .... and we smell beaut!

    Tuesday coming we're taking a trip up to an aquarium and donating them a preserved specimen .... so our holiday has become suspiciously work like.

    Off to see LOTR2 in a mo :)
    Ciao
    Us
     
  7. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep, it's a busy week, but somewhere in there we managed to squeeze in Lord of the Rings (I think Steve got hooked on the Watcher in the Water ;) ).
    And about those nine squid we cut up, well, see new thread... :!: :mrgreen:
     
  8. Steve O'Shea

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    Howdo all. Well, we're doing part of the relocation today, in that Tintenfisch and I are heading north, laden to the gunnels with books, specimens, and 'stuff'. We'll probably check things out online before we go, but otherwise might not be about for a day or so.

    Toodles
     
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    Have fun!
     
  10. Steve O'Shea

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    :D
    We're both up and running! Should be in new offices by the beginning of next week. Then we can delete this thread :wink:
     
  11. Steve O'Shea

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    Another wee note (having changed the original topic title) to the effect that I'll be offline, on and off, through until June 10 2003. Will be travelling often, working away to drum up new and interesting news to post on TONMO, rather than rehashing the old.

    Watch this space
    Cheers
    O
     
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    Don't worry, we'll rehash through the old stuff on your behalf while you're gone. :) Plenty there to work with... Do check in from time to time during your travels!
     
  13. Steve O'Shea

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    Kat and I are in Australia (Tasmania) from today, through until 09 June; we'll try and log on somewhere, but not sure where/when (we're off to look at some rather stunning, bizarre new squid and octopus from high southern latitudes). Will have to post pics of the last Expo (NZ Boat Show and our squid/boat exhibit) when we return.

    Toodles from us (for a while)
    Us
     
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    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Now I'm green with envy. Tasmania is the part of Australia I most want to visit. Australian friends and other friends who have lived in Australia speak more highly of Tasmania than anywhere else in that vast expanse.

    Melissa
     
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    have a good time you 2!
     
  16. Steve O'Shea

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    We did!!
    Returned to NZ with a bucket-sized colossal squid :D , and all manner of other exciting bits and pieces :madsci: !

    That week away has just set us back a few months (with additional work), but it was certainly worthwhile.

    Will be quiet for a few days longer (have a talk to give morrow eve). Heard a 24kg (real small/male) Architeuthis is en route (though don't ask where we'll put it), but it could just as easily be Taningia or Idioteuthis; time will tell (next week).
     
  17. Steve O'Shea

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    Just an update. I'll be offline for a while while I get a few things attended to here; will return refreshed. Tintenfisch (Kat) will be about, in a few days time, to address any and all queries (coz she's good).
    Cheers
    O
     
  18. Fujisawas Sake

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    Sweet! I have a question for Kat:

    What is the meaning of life?

    :heee:
     
  19. Steve O'Shea

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    You'll have to be more specific than that John. Do you mean at the organismal/individual or species level? For the sake of the species, does it matter if I smoke?

    I'm afraid I'm not up to answering that question myself. I'll ask you another:

    What does it all mean?
    :heee:
     
  20. myopsida

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    It means, Steven, that if you whistle, the smoke won't get in your eyes.

    actually, for the sake of the species it probably doesn't matter if an individual whistles .. or smokes

    but then where would we be without the whistlers mother?
     

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