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Fishermen snag giant squid tentacle
AP ^ | 16 Aug 2006 | AP

Posted on 08/20/2006 9:04:01 AM PDT by Marius3188

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A tentacle and two arms of a giant squid about 20 feet long were snagged by a sport fisherman off Santa Cruz Island.

"We just saw something odd floating. We were just kind of stunned, but I saw it and thought, 'We better bring this thing in,'" said Bennett Salvay.

The squid parts were found by Salvay, his son and nephew about eight miles off the island on Aug. 11.

Salvay, who lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Tarzana, said they grabbed and pulled at it and it kept "coming and coming.... We kind of piled it up and folded it into a cooler," he added.

Eric Hochberg, a squid expert at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, said the rest of the squid might have ended up in the stomach of a sperm whale or orca.

The tentacle, reaching about 13 feet, was about the diameter of a broomstick and bore suckers only on its end. The arms were about four feet long and were covered in suckers, the largest about the size of a nickel.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: calamari; cryptozoology; giantsquid; kraken; marinebiology; nottesticle; squid; tentacle; yargh
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1 posted on 08/20/2006 9:04:02 AM PDT by Marius3188
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To: Marius3188

Suddenly I'm getting hungry.


2 posted on 08/20/2006 9:04:55 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Apparently, most who protest for peace do so at the expense of hygiene.)
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To: pcottraux

Crypto ping


3 posted on 08/20/2006 9:05:10 AM PDT by Marius3188 (Happy Resurrection Weekend)
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To: Marius3188

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, mega-calamari.


4 posted on 08/20/2006 9:05:44 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

Becareful, could be a 'Killamari'


5 posted on 08/20/2006 9:06:47 AM PDT by Marius3188 (Happy Resurrection Weekend)
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To: Recovering Hermit

Yuck! I never could understand how anyone could eat that slimey crap.


6 posted on 08/20/2006 9:07:46 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Marius3188
Ok, anybody misread that as "Fishermen snag giant squid testicle"
besides me?
7 posted on 08/20/2006 9:08:16 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: MaryFromMichigan

What's on your mind today Mary? LoL!


8 posted on 08/20/2006 9:09:40 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Marius3188
Brrr....I used to dive around Santa Cruz island.

Glad I switched to warm water.

9 posted on 08/20/2006 9:10:17 AM PDT by kstewskis ("Tolerance is what happens when one loses their principles..." Fr. A. Saenz)
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To: Marius3188
"Fishermen snag giant squid tentacle"

Oh, "tentacle"...here I am thinking 'Wow, that had to hurt!'

10 posted on 08/20/2006 9:10:17 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet
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To: Nathan Zachary

There's nothing slimey about it. Try it fried, baked, stuffed, pickled, in sauce,...


11 posted on 08/20/2006 9:10:37 AM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
"they grabbed and pulled at it and it kept "coming and coming....

No need to read that twice!

12 posted on 08/20/2006 9:10:42 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

---Yuck! I never could understand how anyone could eat that slimey crap.---

If it ain't fried, it ain't food.


13 posted on 08/20/2006 9:12:10 AM PDT by Loud Mime (An undefeated enemy is still an enemy.......war has a purpose.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Heads up if you want this for GGG


14 posted on 08/20/2006 9:12:11 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Roccus

Yikes!


15 posted on 08/20/2006 9:12:25 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Nathan Zachary
What's on your mind today Mary? LoL!

Hey, I'm not the one writing the naughty headlines!
:)
16 posted on 08/20/2006 9:13:07 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Marius3188

... and a baby sperm whale went to bed without supper!!!


17 posted on 08/20/2006 9:16:14 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: Nathan Zachary

I'm a proud calamari eater :)


18 posted on 08/20/2006 9:16:15 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Buck W.

Yuck! I can't even look at the stuff, never mind imagine anyone eating it.


19 posted on 08/20/2006 9:17:36 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Marius3188

Calimari for 500 coming right up...


21 posted on 08/20/2006 9:19:07 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Marius3188

22 posted on 08/20/2006 9:19:10 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Small calamari, about 2 inches long, battered and fried and dipped in marianra sauce are tasty. Try some at a decent Italian family restaraunt. If you enjoy seafood you'll like it- I promise.


23 posted on 08/20/2006 9:19:31 AM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, mega-calamari.

EXACTLY my first thought!!!!!

24 posted on 08/20/2006 9:19:48 AM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Marius3188; Recovering Hermit

I met an Octopuss can to a Shark!
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7004909622962894202


25 posted on 08/20/2006 9:19:49 AM PDT by restornu (Steadfast as we move into troublesome days ahead: “We do not take counsel from our fears.”)
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To: Calpernia

Fishing anyone????


27 posted on 08/20/2006 9:21:26 AM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Nathan Zachary
I love it. Anyway it comes...I'll eat the squid. mmmm...
I especially enjoy grossing out my older brother by leaving a tentacle with suction cup on it hanging out of my mouth!

Best Calamari ever... Henry's End Restaraunt - under the brooklyn bridge.

28 posted on 08/20/2006 9:21:30 AM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: Gabz

I've been reading a lot about fisherman catching very large squid off the coast of CA.


29 posted on 08/20/2006 9:24:28 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: ffusco

I do like seafood. I just can't imagine eating anything with little suction cups on it. I guess I'll have to give it a try some day. It helps to know how it's supposed to be cooked, thanks.


30 posted on 08/20/2006 9:26:26 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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Holy Crapola! Never seen anything like that before.. Wow...


31 posted on 08/20/2006 9:26:59 AM PDT by BigTex5
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To: Marius3188

Cleaning and prep are the 'devil in the details', IIRC. lol.


32 posted on 08/20/2006 9:28:57 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: Calpernia

My husband is realy funny about squid.......he has this thing about eating bait.......My attitude is that if we don't catch anything, we can always fry up the leftover bait for dinner.


33 posted on 08/20/2006 9:30:02 AM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Nathan Zachary
I just can't imagine eating anything with little suction cups on it.

Then you don't want to try scungilli....whole baby octopus.

Properly cooked calamari does NOT have suction cups on it.

34 posted on 08/20/2006 9:32:11 AM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Gabz

LOL!

:)


35 posted on 08/20/2006 9:32:49 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Marius3188

36 posted on 08/20/2006 9:33:56 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: Fresh Wind

That's just plain GROSS..........


37 posted on 08/20/2006 9:37:03 AM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: KeepUSfree

Mmmmm..Henry's...they do have the Wild Game Festival there also.


38 posted on 08/20/2006 9:39:45 AM PDT by Marius3188 (Happy Resurrection Weekend)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

"SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A tentacle and two arms of a giant squid about 20 feet long were snagged by a sport fisherman off Santa Cruz Island. "

Has PETA come out with a statement condemning the fisherman and George Bush?


39 posted on 08/20/2006 9:48:53 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("If you liked what Liberal Leadership did for Israel, you'll LOVE what it can do for America!")
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To: Nathan Zachary
I'm with you on that!Lived very near the port of Olympia WA.Some of the 'things' pulled out of the water was some nasty looking stuff.The water was nasty by itself,let alone,eating what grew in it.I recall seeing my first gooey duck[sp].Sea food being a main fare in the local restaurants,I looked at the price and it was $17.00 for a serving of it!All I could think of,it reminded me of a large garden slug.I am allergic to sea food,so I am safe.Wife likes a lot of the 'strange food'.Frog legs.alligator tail,and other french type foods.I did try some prawns once,and became very ill.Twenty four hours of extreme sickness came upon me.I never knew the human body could do certain multiple functions at the same time!
40 posted on 08/20/2006 9:50:28 AM PDT by xarmydog
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Expected momentarily... I'll alert the media.


41 posted on 08/20/2006 9:52:57 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: Nathan Zachary

The next time you get around to Vegas, stay at the Belaggio. They have a buffet that has rare delicacies besides regular food. Eat the expensive stuff first. Caviar, deer, even pickled octopus was tasty. Just try everything you never ate before and is rare. That stuff is as expensive as a night's stay in the place. Pig out nicely. I want to go back.


42 posted on 08/20/2006 10:04:20 AM PDT by BobS
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To: Recovering Hermit

43 posted on 08/20/2006 10:08:20 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: kstewskis

"Brrr....I used to dive around Santa Cruz island."

I spent 13 months on Santa Rosa Island, the next door neighbor to Santa Cruz, during the early 60s. Beautiful place.


44 posted on 08/20/2006 10:19:48 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Yep.


45 posted on 08/20/2006 10:20:55 AM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: xarmydog

If you are allergic to seafood, you are probably allergic to iodine. If so, certain medical tests - kidney, I believe - use protein bound iodine . . .an allergic reaction for you.


46 posted on 08/20/2006 10:25:08 AM PDT by doberville
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To: billhilly
I spent 13 months on Santa Rosa Island, the next door neighbor to Santa Cruz, during the early 60s. Beautiful place.

Yes! Another nice island.

As much as I *don't* miss Kalifornia, I always felt some sort of refuge out in the Channel Islands.

47 posted on 08/20/2006 10:26:25 AM PDT by kstewskis ("Tolerance is what happens when one loses their principles..." Fr. A. Saenz)
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To: Fresh Wind
The crew celebrates after severing large chunks of the giant squid, forcing it to break off its attack on the Nautilus.

It's all true.
I swear by my tattoo!

48 posted on 08/20/2006 10:31:00 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: Charles Martel
Dang, those Disney lawyers even work on Sunday.

Anyway, you all know the scene. Kirk Douglas, red and white striped shirt, guitar music on deck.

49 posted on 08/20/2006 10:34:12 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: Calpernia
The unasked question is,--- What was big enough and bad enough to rip the arms off a giant squid?

Kinda scary when ya think about it.

50 posted on 08/20/2006 10:41:02 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather be carrying a shotgun with Dick, than riding shotgun with a Kennedyl! *-0(:~{>)
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