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New Specie of Squid?
CNN ^ | July 22, 2002 | Barbie Doll

Posted on 07/22/2002 11:32:20 AM PDT by Barbie Doll



TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: calamari; cryptozoology; giantsquid; kraken

1 posted on 07/22/2002 11:32:20 AM PDT by Barbie Doll
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To: Barbie Doll
Link is dead.

EBUCK

2 posted on 07/22/2002 11:42:22 AM PDT by EBUCK
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To: Barbie Doll
Looks like Architeuthis to me. But I'm no biologist.
3 posted on 07/22/2002 11:42:31 AM PDT by The_Victor
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To: The_Victor
I was expecting Terry McAuliffe?
4 posted on 07/22/2002 11:46:03 AM PDT by Robear
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To: Barbie Doll
This brings up something I wonder about periodically. In the late 70s giant squids were a legend not yet accepted as fact. Only a couple of bodies had been recovered, nobody was sure what to make of them. They even had an "In Search of..." episode about them (given how far out on the fringe and often incorrect that show was tells you a lot about it). Somewhere inbetween then and now lots of giant squid bodies started showing up, it's totally accepted now, though nobody has seen any alive yet. So what happened inbetween? And why are dead giant squid suddenly common place?
5 posted on 07/22/2002 11:47:18 AM PDT by discostu
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To: Robear
You're looking to far up the food chain to find TMcA.
6 posted on 07/22/2002 11:48:03 AM PDT by The_Victor
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To: discostu
If we're talking about giant squid that would rip apart a whaling ship or drown a whale as depicted in the frontispiece illustration of a Melville novel, then we still haven't seen one. All the same, this specimen is kind of large.
7 posted on 07/22/2002 11:52:38 AM PDT by RightWhale
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To: discostu
Their primary food is the shark, and the sharks have been eradicated by fishing.

Their secondary food is the deep sea mammals such as small whales / dolphins / seals diving deeply, and they are gone too.

Cheers.

8 posted on 07/22/2002 12:15:04 PM PDT by Sundog
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To: discostu
This may be like the case of the state of Connecticut. Their official stance is that they don't have any Moose.

Every time one is hit by a vehicle, they say "well, we HAD one".

9 posted on 07/22/2002 1:23:18 PM PDT by Deguello
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To: Barbie Doll
Hillary looks a lot better without that black suit.
10 posted on 07/22/2002 1:24:45 PM PDT by Silly
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To: Barbie Doll
http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/07/22/australia.squid/index.html
11 posted on 07/22/2002 1:27:48 PM PDT by Lady Jag
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To: Jeremiah Jr
D*mn cephalopods.
13 posted on 07/22/2002 1:33:06 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: farmnlogit
So I left the "s" out. It's not the end of the world, ok?
14 posted on 07/22/2002 1:38:52 PM PDT by Barbie Doll
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To: Barbie Doll
Ewww.  I surely wouldn't want to carry around a squid to pay for a hamburger.  OTOW, when someone receives payment for services rendered, we could now call it a "squid-pro-quo"
15 posted on 07/22/2002 1:44:37 PM PDT by Frumious Bandersnatch
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To: farmnlogit
Brains? ;o)
17 posted on 07/22/2002 3:41:12 PM PDT by Barbie Doll
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To: Barbie Doll
Are you trying to tell us something?


18 posted on 07/22/2002 3:44:26 PM PDT by Redcloak
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To: Redcloak
Woo-hoo! Gotta love those brainy blonds!
19 posted on 07/22/2002 3:49:46 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: Redcloak
Are you trying to post a pic? It didn't work.
20 posted on 07/22/2002 4:08:22 PM PDT by Barbie Doll
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To: Barbie Doll; discostu
The leftist news media and the leftist marine biologists have been keeping this a deep dark secret but here is the explanation of the sudden increase in the dead squid populution...

It is what comes of using the sink in the oval office incorrectly and for a purpose other than intended. Just think of 100s of millions of deformed clinton seed flowing down the drain, into the sewers, into the river and into the ocean where they grow... and grow... and grow.

21 posted on 07/22/2002 11:47:57 PM PDT by Swordmaker
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