Wow, Giant Squid are Endangered Species? And Cannibals?

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Here's an interesting, if factually spurious, news story out of New Zealand, starring Steve and Kat:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2679986a11,00.html

My favourite line: "The discovery that they seem to be turning on each other at such a pivotal point in the species' existence could be unsettling to squid lovers all over the world."

CAN I PANIC NOW?!?
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'Dr. Kat Bolstad'? Congratulations, Kat! Why no mention by name in the actual atricle? Disrespectful sonsof....
 

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Spurious?

Hmmmm. We speaketh naught but the truth down under ... we just put a spin on things. The 'cannibalism' release has actually been 'released' a number of times, but was never picked up (it's mentioned in the New Scientist article, and I recall somewhere on the BBC site also).

Must have been a quiet news day.

Kat's omission was a tad bad (it was in the release). Call it karma .... my Neil D poster remains MIA.
 

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Steve O'Shea said:
Call it karma .... my Neil D poster remains MIA.
Is she just being cruel, or is she trying to help you? I have oodles of respect for you, but this Neil Diamond thing? C'mon, Steve.

I got a song been on my mind
And the tune can be sung and the words all rhyme
Deedle-ee deet deet deet deet deet deet deet dee dee
:shock:

Not suited to a man of your intellect. :wink:
 

Steve O'Shea

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Ahhhh, but that's commercial nonsense - even I don't listen to that; it's the stuff they don't play on the radio - the man bares his soul to the world. Exposing one's vulnerability is an incredibly difficult thing to do.

Go find a quiet place, then listen to "I am I said", or "Be", and you tell me, honestly, whether it moved you or not.
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tonmo said:
Good coverage! Congrats Steve and Kat, keep up the good work under there...
Ta T ... we're scheming away on other things right now.
 

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Go find a quiet place, then listen to "I am I said", or "Be", and you tell me, honestly, whether it moved you or not.
Not! ( I need an emoticon with fingers in it's ears!!)

CAN I PANIC NOW?!?
Nah, according to Ron O'Dor Cannibalism is good!

J
 

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I didn't think the report of cannibalism was spurious; I was more referring to the characterization of the 'giant squid' (which appears to be referring to any squid bigger than a breadbox) as an endangered species. :P I was under the impression that we had to at least have a vague idea of how many of something there were before they could be considered endangered! :lol:
 

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