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  • Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Oceans

    05/23/2016 9:39:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    gizmodo ^ | Maddie Stone
    Something strange is happening to the oceans. As coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses are multiplying like mad... cephalopods—squids, octopuses, cuttlefish—are booming, and scientists don’t know why. An analysis published today in Current Biology indicates that numerous species across the world’s oceans have increased in numbers since the 1950s. “The consistency was the biggest surprise,” said lead study author Zoë Doubleday of the University of Adelaide. “Cephalopods are notoriously variable, and population abundance can fluctuate wildly, both within and among species.”
  • Giant Ocean Monster caught on the BP oil spill camera

    05/24/2010 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 22 replies · 2,084+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 24th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    We continue to hold BP responsible as the responsible party. But we are on them, watching them! This is how Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano described the federal involvement in cleaning the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico today. No kidding! The Obama administration is doing exactly this: watching BP from the sidelines. In fact we are all watching. There is a camera next to the crack in the pipe and we all are watching live deadly oil gushing into the ocean. As a teen I used to look for the Loch Ness monster on the live...
  • Deep-sea monster caught on tape (with photo)

    04/03/2003 10:00:51 PM PST · by Brett66 · 35 replies · 1,204+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/4/03 | Kathleen Wren
    Deep-sea monster caught on tape WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 — A ghostly, 23-foot-long creature glides through the deep sea, its gossamer fins billowing against the black water. Its arms, more than half its total length, trail behind like delicate threads. The squid doesn’t react right away to the submarine’s approach, but it shoots away into the dark once the sub gets too close. Researchers have captured scenes like this on videotape eight times, in four different oceans, within recent years. That’s quite a lot of exposure for an animal that no one has reported seeing before. USING THIS FOOTAGE, an international...
  • VIDEO: Jumbo squid invade San Diego shores, spook divers

    07/16/2009 1:58:38 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,370+ views
    hosted ^ | E-Mail | Print | Save | Post | Get Photos | Get Reprints | Reuse Options | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Thousands of jumbo flying squid - aggressive 5-foot-long sea monsters with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles - have invaded the shallow waters off San Diego, spooking scuba divers and washing up dead on tourist-packed beaches.
  • World's biggest squid reveals 'beach ball' eyes

    04/30/2008 1:23:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 140+ views
    afp on yahoo ^ | 4-30-08 | David Brooks
    WELLINGTON (AFP) - The largest squid ever caught began to reveal its secrets Wednesday, including beach ball-sized eyes that scientists said were the biggest known in the animal kingdom. The 495-kilogram (1,090-pound) colossal squid -- accidentally caught by a fishing boat in Antarctic waters in February 2007 -- is slowly thawing under the fascinated gaze of a team of scientists at the Museum of New Zealand. While defrosting took longer than expected Wednesday, one of the earliest revelations were eyes measuring 27 centimetres (11 inches) across with lenses of 10 to 12 centimetres in diameter. In comparison, a human eye...
  • Shocktopuss! Horrifying moment squid comes back to life and jumps off plate

    08/07/2011 2:16:37 PM PDT · by Maceman · 26 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | August 6, 2011
    A restaurant has created a dish, named Odori don - literally meaning dancing squid rice bowl - by adding soy sauce to a fresh squid. Video here. (Scroll down the page to see the video).
  • Scientists Discover Bizarre Deep Sea Creatures

    07/15/2010 11:11:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | July 15th, 2010
    Australian scientists have discovered never-seen-before prehistoric marine life in the depths of the ocean below the Great Barrier Reef, the University of Queensland said Wednesday. Ancient “six-gilled” sharks, giant oil fish, swarms of crustaceans and many unidentified fish – all of which look worthy of a science-fiction film – were among the astounding marine life caught on camera some 1,400 meters (4,593 feet) below sea level. The team, led by Justin Marshall, also collected footage of the Nautilius, a relative of the octopus that still lives in a shell as they have done for millions of years. Team members used...
  • Massive Squid Washes Up on Beach in Quake Aftermath

    07/12/2009 8:07:07 PM PDT · by null and void · 43 replies · 3,621+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 12:48 PM PDT, Sun, Jul 12, 2009 | MICHELLE WAYLAND
    Jumbo Humboldt squid wash up minutes after 4.0 earthquake hit off the coast of La Jolla It was an odd start to the morning in La Jolla. First residents were jolted out of bed at 7.34 a.m. by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake that was centered 19 miles out to sea. First residents were jolted out of bed by an earthquake, which is not uncommon in San Diego, but what happened just minutes later was a little fishy. “I was having coffee up on the balcony and I felt it shaking,” Kate Lutkemeier said. She wasn’t the only one. “I heard...
  • Curious creature caught off Keahole Point

    07/05/2007 5:37:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 66 replies · 2,595+ views
    Star Bulletin ^ | 7-5-07 | Brittany P. Yap
    "The animal, dubbed an "octosquid," is found off the Big Isle"
  • Giant sea specimen baffles scientists

    07/02/2003 5:24:45 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 45 replies · 849+ views
    SANTIAGO, Chile - Fishermen found the 39-foot-long carcass of a sea creature on a beach in the south of Chile, and conservation specialists were trying to determine if it was an octopus. The creature, believed to be of the species octopus giganteus, was found near Los Muermos, 683 miles south of Santiago. The remains weigh about 13 tons. Elsa Cabrera, of the Cetacean Conservation Center, said that similar animals have been found recently in New Zealand. Cabrera, who is a specialist in submarine photography, took samples of the creature to send to Italy, France and the United States to determine...
  • Big blob baffles boffins(New Species Discovered?)

    07/01/2003 11:19:25 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 18 replies · 352+ views
    The Age (AU) ^ | July 2 2003
    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...
  • Science in Search of the Low Rumble

    10/14/2002 8:20:25 PM PDT · by pistola · 3 replies · 56+ views
    BBC News, World Edition, Science/Nature ^ | Wednesday, 9 October, 2002, 11:50 GMT 12:50 UK | Julian Trick
    Science in Search of the Low Rumble Infrasound can be used to communicate over thousands of km The study of low frequency sound is giving science new perspectives on the natural world as well as helping to develop novel weapons technologies. Julian Trick reports. Sound waves so low in frequency that the human ear cannot detect them may be behind ghostly sightings and haunted buildings. Human ears detect sounds in the frequency range of about 20 to 20,000 Hertz, or cycles per second. Anything below 20 Hz is defined as infrasound, which although not heard, is experienced in the form...
  • Sounds from the deep baffle scientists

    06/12/2002 7:52:44 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 36 replies · 174+ views ^ | Story filed: 03:47 Thursday 13th June 2002
    Sounds from the deep baffle scientists Mysterious giant beasts may lurk in the darkest depths of the ocean, making whale-like noises that are baffling scientists. Researchers have nicknamed the strange unidentified sound picked up by undersea microphones "Bloop". While it bears the varying frequency hallmark of marine animals, it is far more powerful than the calls made by any creature known on Earth. In 1997, Bloop was detected by sensors up to 3,000 miles apart, New Scientist magazine reports. One suggestion is that the sound is coming from giant squid, which live at extreme depths of up to two and...
  • Voracious jumbo squid invade California (Humboldt squid — or Dosidicus gigas)

    07/24/2007 8:39:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 1,051+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/24/07 | AP
    MONTEREY, Calif. - Jumbo squid that can grow up to 7 feet long and weigh more than 110 pounds is invading central California waters and preying on local anchovy, hake and other commercial fish populations, according to a study published Tuesday. An aggressive predator, the Humboldt squid — or Dosidicus gigas — can change its eating habits to consume the food supply favored by tuna and sharks, its closest competitors, according to an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal. "Having a new, voracious predator set up shop here in California may be yet another...
  • Rare Squid Could Be Largest Ever Hooked

    02/22/2007 7:44:29 PM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies · 576+ views
    AP via AOL News ^ | Feb 22, 2007 | RAY LILLEY
    Updated:2007-02-22 13:47:58 Rare Squid Could Be Largest Ever Hooked Massive Catch Has Rings the Size of Truck Tires By RAY LILLEY AP WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Feb. 22) - A fishing crew has caught a colossal squid that could weigh a half-ton and prove to be the biggest specimen ever landed, a fisheries official said Thursday. The squid, weighing an estimated 990 pounds and about 39 feet long, took two hours to land in Antarctic waters, New Zealand Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said. The fishermen were catching Patagonian toothfish, sold under the name Chilean sea bass, south of New Zealand "and...
  • Rare Colossal Squid Found Near Antarctica - ly One Other Squid Has Ever Been Found (Photos)

    04/05/2003 4:45:39 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 10 replies · 1,167+ views
    Rare Colossal Squid Found Near Antarctica Only One Other Squid Has Ever Been Found Posted: 5:14 p.m. EST April 3, 2003 Updated: 6:24 p.m. EST April 3, 2003 A rare and dangerous squid with eyes the size of dinner plates and scores of razor-sharp hooks to snag its prey has been caught by fishermen in the Ross Sea in Antarctica, according to a Local 6 News report. The half-grown female colossal squid is only the second intact example of the monster cephalopod known to have been found, said marine biologist Steve O'Shea of New Zealand's national museum on Thursday....
  • Giant Eyeball the Size of a Softball Washes Ashore in Pompano Beach, Fla.

    10/12/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2012 | David Fleshler,
    Huge eyeball turns up in Pompano Beach Taking his usual morning stroll along the surf in Pompano Beach, Gino Covacci noticed a strange ball-like object at the high tide line. He kicked it over and found himself staring at the biggest eyeball he had ever seen. The blue, softball-sized orb he found Wednesday was a departure from the shells, cigarette butts and seaweed he usually sees. He put it in a plastic bag and put that in the refrigerator. "It was very, very fresh," he said Thursday. "It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag." He...
  • Big squid on ice

    03/04/2003 10:18:56 AM PST · by Willie Green · 14 replies · 139+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, March 4, 2003 | editorial
    <p>So much for the theory that President Bush's "obsession" with Saddam Hussein has detracted from the war on terrorism. The apprehension in Pakistan of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed certainly cut off that tired argument at the knees.</p> <p>As chief of operations, Mr. Mohammed was one of the biggest squids in the al-Qaida network. He is believed to have masterminded for Osama bin Laden the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. He's also thought to have orchestrated 1998's simultaneous bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen.</p>
  • Super squid sex organ discovered

    07/09/2010 1:58:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 63 replies
    bbc ^ | 7 July 2010
    The mating habits of deep-sea squid have been revealed for the first time, after the discovery of a male squid with a huge elongated and erect penis. The male squid's sexual organ is almost as long as its whole body, including the squid's mantle, head and arms. That shows how male deep-sea squid inseminate females; they use their huge penis to shoot out packages of sperm, injecting them into the female's body. The discovery may also help explain how giant squid mate in the ocean depths.....
  • Leviathans may battle in remote depths

    03/07/2010 9:24:28 PM PST · by americanophile · 34 replies · 163+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | March 7, 2010 | Jill Leovy
    In what could be the ultimate marine smack-down, great white sharks off the California coast may be migrating 1,600 miles west to do battle with creatures that rival their star power: giant squids. A series of studies tracking this mysterious migration has scientists rethinking not just what the big shark does with its time but also what sort of creature it is. Few sea denizens match great white sharks and giant squids in primitive mystique. Both are the subject of popular mania; both are inscrutable. That these two mythic sea monsters might convene for epic battles in the stark expanses...