Discussion in 'Physiology and Biology' started by Emperor, Mar 8, 2004.
What a story!.....Does anyone know of the distribution of 'large' squid in SE Alaskan waters? Is there the smallest possibility that this poor man could have met with an 8 armed death?
Another question: Is he the only person who is alleged to have been killed by a giant squid?
Nope...there a quite a few tales of death by squid and octopus...as well as documented attacks without fatality...hmmm.
Yes but death by Giant Squid?
That's a corker of a story, whatever it was that befell the man.
There's a related thread over in the Culture & Entertainment forum, but I'll post a link to two frightening legends of the Alaskan Tlingit tribe, here:
While both stories deal with 'devilfish' attacking men in SE Alaskan waters, and devilfish is generally taken as a synonym for octopus, one of the stories refers to a monstrous animal sweeping the water with two of its arms, a detail which seems rather more squid-like.
Gah. That story is CREEPY. I mean... *shudder* A freaking Architeuthis grabbing you as you're scuba diving and dragging you down, thrashing and wailing, down into the depths? I'm going to have trouble sleeping.
I know I am a little late on this story. Another theory when this happened was that a huge halibut had grabbed him. It's possible , they get big.
Halibut a more plausible story?
sorry.... couldnt resist making a feeble attempt at a feeble joke....
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