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NZ fishermen land colossal squid
BBC ^ | Thursday, 22 February 2007, | na

Posted on 02/22/2007 3:38:27 PM PST by fishhound

New Zealand fishermen have caught what is expected to be a world-record-breaking colossal squid.

Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said the squid, weighing an estimated 450kg (990lb),took two hours to land in Antarctic waters.

Local news said the Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni was about 10m (33ft) long, and was the first adult colossal squid landed intact.

One expert said calamari rings made from it would be like tractor tyres.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bighonkinsquid; calamari; cryptozoology; giantsquid; kraken
One expert said calamari rings made from it would be like tractor tyres.

Takes a lot to make the stuff not taste like tractor tires.

1 posted on 02/22/2007 3:38:28 PM PST by fishhound
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To: fishhound

Is a colossal squid larger than a giant squid?


2 posted on 02/22/2007 3:39:59 PM PST by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: fishhound

No, Really?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1789383/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1789171/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1789039/posts


3 posted on 02/22/2007 3:40:48 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: fishhound

Technically speakin', I'd jest say they shipped the giant squid by boat, rather than landed the giant squid on the ship...


4 posted on 02/22/2007 3:43:35 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xcamel
Those New Zelanders are reeling in colossal squid right and left! Must be global warming.
5 posted on 02/22/2007 3:43:54 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: operation clinton cleanup

ROFL!
too much calamari for even FOUR posts...


6 posted on 02/22/2007 3:44:50 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Buck W.; neverdem; Gabz; xsmommy; patton; NicknamedBob; theDentist; CholeraJoe
Colossal calamari isn't all it's krakened up to be.
7 posted on 02/22/2007 3:45:36 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xcamel

I used the search by title. I think I will start doing it by keyword as well. Course it wont be as spontaneous and fun.
Thanks


8 posted on 02/22/2007 3:46:28 PM PST by fishhound
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To: xcamel
Maybe this is a 4th one?

What are expecting a search on the word "squid?"

9 posted on 02/22/2007 3:47:07 PM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: fishhound

Already posted.


10 posted on 02/22/2007 3:47:48 PM PST by mtg
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To: ASA Vet
"Archetuthus f0r $200, Alex..."
11 posted on 02/22/2007 3:49:03 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: fishhound

Well if you did the duplicate post police wouldn't have anything to brag about at the dinner table.


12 posted on 02/22/2007 3:50:46 PM PST by steveo (Is there anything else I can help you with today?)
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To: xcamel
Archetuthus
13 posted on 02/22/2007 3:51:17 PM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: mtg

Already posted already been posted
;-)


14 posted on 02/22/2007 3:52:32 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: fishhound
Giant squid?

Gee. I didnt know there was a weight problem in the Navy.

15 posted on 02/22/2007 4:13:55 PM PST by llevrok ("“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde)
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To: fishhound

That's a LOT of Fra Diavlo!


16 posted on 02/22/2007 4:56:56 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: ASA Vet; All

I think this multi posting is the only time i ever heard a fish story repeated where the fish doesn't get bigger. :)


17 posted on 02/22/2007 8:29:31 PM PST by fishhound
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