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Giant squid caught by Japanese scientists

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Quigley_Sharps, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    In this handout photograph, Tsunemi Kubodera, chief of Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the National Science Museum of Japan, sits behind a Giant Squid on a boat off Ogasawara Islands, Japan, on December 4, 2006. The squid, was about 3.5 metres (11.5 feet) long and about 50 kg (110 lbs), was caught at a depth of 650 metres (2132.5 feet) off the Islands. National Science Museum of Japan/Handout [​IMG]
  2. Factfind

    Factfind Old Hand

  3. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    110 # ought to feed a family for about a month! A whole year if you're not particularly fund of squid. hehehe. Ate it one time in a Japanese nightclub, all I remember is, it was rather chewy. Went ok with the local brew! Not sure I'd have the stomach for the squid, the brew or the bar maid anymore.
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Within the past few weeks I was listening to a program on either Discovery or National Geographic about the giant squid in the Sea of Cortez. Apparently, that area is a common territory for them and they are extremely aggressive. The diver in film was attacked as and his camera caught the whole thing.
  5. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    RightHand, I think I saw that one... humboldt squid if I remember correctly.

    I LOVE squid! Deep fried!

    It's pretty cool they finally caught a giant, there is still one variety even bigger though, it's the colossal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossal_squid

  6. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    That's the one I saw Blackjack. Reminded me of a passage from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Jules Verne is da bomb. Read all of his books, 40 years ago or more. Seemed outlandish then, not so now.[booze]
  8. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    That's some big chunk of fishing bait to say the least. Haha.

    I think of it like this. Once there were more whales than there are now. There were bigger animals than there were now. I guess due to the living environments, some species shrank in order to fit. Though I bet that just like these that they didn't think existed, the big ones are out there just beneath the surface.

    That's just my thought on it and by my statement I am not implying that I am of the scientific mindset, nor that you should go wrassle with one of those things in hopes that 'mommy' will come out to play. Haha.
  9. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I think one of these days their going to find a true giant. I'll bet there are some down in the unexplored depths that would make you want to never go into the ocean again.
  10. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I read them all too. Besides Jules Verne, remember Frank Buck "Bring em Back Alive". I was hooked. As a kid, I used to pretend to be the female version going on jungle expeditions. Sure beat Sponge BOB Squarepants!
  11. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    RH, you are so right. When I stretch forth my imagination to be any character going on wild adventures, it does not reflect anything of the Power Rangers or Spongebob theme.

    I love Jules Verne and I have read and admire Clive Cussler as far as masters of adventure. I am not as well read as I wish to be though I am by far more so than some others. I like a great adventure where you can dive into the action, so to speak. Dirk Pitt has great times. I've even thought of what Sherlock Holmes was like in his off times.

    Powerpuff girls, spongebob, aki foko? Where is the adventure? Where is the fun? And I will not add imagination to the list of dying characteristics. I have enough for all of us. Haha.
  12. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    That's exactly why I never allowed MTV once we got cable service. I've always hated the idea that my daughter's imagination might be thwarted by videos guiding her thoughts as she listened to music.
  13. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    I can see that. Don't get me wrong, I am still a child of the modern age as I did have my little touches with a cartoon era and some of it I found enjoyable though I was not allowed to forget where fantasy stopped and reality began. One of my biggest thrills is Star Wars. I was intrigued by space and it's vastness, then comes along a story about starships and jedis. Evil and good fought epic battles. To this day I think of a what if time, however it is not stamped that this is real and should or could be lived by the here and now.

    I have seen it and understand Lucas' statements throughout it. I know what it is and know the boundaries of the format and it's lack of reality. I was not so imprinted as some to believe that when I see a talking crab that it is real. I had a very healthy life other than cartoons. I worked horses, harvested hay, fed chickens, went exploring the outdoors. It is okay to have a taste, though as in all things, moderation is key.

    I like Buckskin Bill. Haha.
  14. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Star Wars was great - very creative. I'm not opposed to entertainment, love films, but I hate music videos
  15. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    they said this thing was a baby...
  16. Ardent Listener

    Ardent Listener Monkey+++

    11.5 feet is a little giant.
  17. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    They probably didn't say it was a baby, just thinking that maybe where we 'think' we know so much, there is always something new around the corner. Scientists forget one thing. Science is an ever evolving thing, it is not perfect so their 'laws' they put down can't account for all that is here and it cannot be proved as real, it is just proved as highly plausible.
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