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Big blob baffles boffins(New Species Discovered?)
The Age (AU) ^ | July 2 2003

Posted on 07/01/2003 11:19:25 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander

Big blob baffles boffins July 2 2003

Chilean scientists were baffled today by a huge, gelatinous sea creature found washed up on the southern Pacific coast and were seeking international help identifying the mystery specimen.

The dead creature was mistaken for a beached whale when first reported about a week ago, but experts who went to see it said the 40-foot-long (12-metre) mass of decomposing lumpy grey flesh apparently was an invertebrate.

"We'd never before seen such a strange specimen, We don't know if it might be a giant squid that is missing some of its parts or maybe it's a new species," said Elsa Cabrera, a marine biologist and director of the Centre for Cetacean Conservation in Santiago.

(Excerpt) Read more at theage.com.au ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: calamari; chile; chilean; cryptozoology; giantsquid; kraken; whale

1 posted on 07/01/2003 11:19:26 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander
Are the Democrats missing one of the presidential candidates?
2 posted on 07/01/2003 11:23:43 PM PDT by T'wit
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To: T'wit
The dead creature was mistaken for a beached whale when first reported about a week ago, but experts who went to see it said the 40-foot-long (12-metre) mass of decomposing lumpy grey flesh apparently was an invertebrate.

Has anyone seen Congressman Nadler recently?

3 posted on 07/01/2003 11:34:38 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: T'wit
Are the Democrats missing one of the presidential candidates?

You must have overlooked this part:

...apparently was an invertebrate.

You see, it had to be a Republican.

4 posted on 07/01/2003 11:38:52 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: Hugin
Official Portrait of Senator Clinton
 
"We'd never before seen such a strange specimen..."

5 posted on 07/01/2003 11:41:08 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

"mistaken for a beached whale........"


6 posted on 07/01/2003 11:46:20 PM PDT by budman_2001
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To: budman_2001
 
...mass of decomposing lumpy grey flesh...

7 posted on 07/02/2003 12:03:15 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: budman_2001
 
"it might be a giant squid that is missing some of its parts"

8 posted on 07/02/2003 12:26:42 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: budman_2001
 
"a huge, gelatinous sea creature "

9 posted on 07/02/2003 1:11:16 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: null and void
Ping

Or maybe squish.

So9

10 posted on 07/02/2003 6:24:03 AM PDT by Servant of the Nine (The voices tell me to stay home and clean the guns.)
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To: yall
Yew killin' me here. Everyone I thought of you've already posted...
11 posted on 07/02/2003 7:32:50 AM PDT by null and void (Anyone have the Hillary! squid jpg?)
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To: JerseyHighlander
Isn't Chile the place where Chupucabra supposed to hang out, as well as a certain un-named critter that is supposed to look like afootbal with legs wings and a pig snout?

Where's Ted Kennedy been lately?
12 posted on 07/02/2003 7:33:01 AM PDT by Darksheare ("It's no use, the voices are on MY side.")
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To: Darksheare
um, I thought that was Washington DC?
13 posted on 07/02/2003 8:01:51 AM PDT by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
True, true.. Hillary IS a chupucabra.
So it may very well BE Washington D.C.
14 posted on 07/02/2003 8:06:51 AM PDT by Darksheare ("It's no use, the voices are on MY side.")
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To: JerseyHighlander
"Here on your holiday weekend oldies but goodies....."

The Blob song

(Streaming audio file)

15 posted on 07/03/2003 5:40:58 AM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: JerseyHighlander
Mystery Solved...It's the Smog Monster! http://www.dreamwater.com/darnella/hedorah1-ic.jpg

Can anyone post the picture?
16 posted on 07/04/2003 8:27:38 AM PDT by Preech1 (Workers of the world...Untie!)
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To: null and void
YOU RANG? :-)

17 posted on 02/03/2007 2:13:56 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (The originator of the Hillary Squid pic)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Four years to answer???


18 posted on 02/03/2007 7:34:00 AM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
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To: null and void

:-) Better late than never.

I was doing a search (Google/Yahoo) on Hillary Squid and this was a thread that popped up. Felt obligated to finish the job.


19 posted on 02/03/2007 11:14:14 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (The originator of the Hillary Squid pic)
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