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  • Jumbo squids attack Greenpeace submarine

    10/14/2014 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 52 replies
    http://www.cnet.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Michelle Starr
    A two-man Greenpeace submarine has been attacked by squids on an expedition in the Bering Sea -- and all the gory details were captured in a Vine.
  • Second Giant Sea Creature Washes Ashore -Alarms Sound Over Radioactive Gigantism

    01/09/2014 12:48:26 PM PST · by diverteach · 104 replies
    The Lightly Braised Turnip ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Butch Witt
    For the second time in recent months, a giant sea creature has washed ashore in California. First it was a rare oarfish that had grown to a freakish 100-foot length. This time it was a giant squid measuring a whopping 160 feet from head to tentacle tip. These giants look different but experts believe they share one important commonality: they both come from the waters near the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Futaba District of Japan. Scientists believe that following the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant an unknown number of sea creatures suffered genetic...
  • New video of ‘Kraken’ in natural habitat released (giant squid)

    01/24/2013 3:13:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013
    Discovery Channel has released the first clip from its upcoming documentary about the elusive giant squid, which can grow to a monstrous 26 feet in length and is likely the source of the Nordic legend of the kraken. Discovery Channel will air the footage -- the first time the giant squid has ever been seen in its underwater habitat -- in the special “Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real,” on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.
  • 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...
  • Giant Kraken Lair Discovered

    10/10/2011 6:55:25 AM PDT · by decimon · 54 replies
    Geological Society of America ^ | October 10, 2011 | Unknown
    Boulder, CO, USA - Long before whales, the oceans of Earth were roamed by a very different kind of air-breathing leviathan. Snaggle-toothed ichthyosaurs larger than school buses swam at the top of the Triassic Period ocean food chain, or so it seemed before Mount Holyoke College paleontologist Mark McMenamin took a look at some of their remains in Nevada. Now he thinks there was an even larger and more cunning sea monster that preyed on ichthyosaurs: a kraken of such mythological proportions it would have sent Captain Nemo running for dry land. McMenamin will be presenting the results of his...
  • 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"
  • The world’s largest colossus squid fished in Antarctica

    02/22/2007 12:39:52 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 13 replies · 5,671+ views
    MercoPress (Uruguay) ^ | 22 Feb 2007 | Staff
    An adult specimen of the world’s largest known squid was hauled to the surface by a New Zealand longliner fishing for toothfish in Antarctic waters. The creature, known as a colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) and with eyes the size of a car tire weighed an estimated 450 kilograms. The squid was eating a hooked toothfish when it was hauled from the deep by the vessel San Aspiring. "It is likely that it is the first intact adult male colossal squid to ever be successfully landed," Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said today. "The scientific community will be very interested in this...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sounds from the deep baffle scientists

    06/12/2002 7:52:44 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 36 replies · 174+ views
    http://www.ananova.com/ ^ | 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...
  • Jumbo Flying Squid Washing Up On San Diego Beaches - El Nino May Be To Blame

    07/25/2002 3:01:06 PM PDT · by Shermy · 47 replies · 2,811+ views
    TheSanDiegoChannel ^ | July 25, 2002
    SAN DIEGO -- Hundreds of squid are washing up on La Jolla Coves beaches as a result of warm El Nino weather patterns, 10News reported. Video - Calamari Anyone? The squid may be getting stuck in a warm water current and pushed into San Diego waters 10News reported. The beachings are creating a big problem for swimmers and a big stink for residents. The area is popular with divers and snorkelers, but officials are concerned that the squids' ink may be unhealthy. The jumbo flying squid, known by their scientific name Dosidicus gigas, normally nestle in the eastern Pacific Ocean....
  • New Zealand scientists thaw 1,000-pound squid corpse

    04/29/2008 5:42:39 AM PDT · by Ezekiel · 15 replies · 114+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 29 April 2008 | By RAY LILLEY, Associated Press Writer
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Marine scientists in New Zealand on Tuesday were thawing the corpse of the largest squid ever caught to try to unlock the secrets of one of the ocean's most mysterious beasts. No one has ever seen a living, grown colossal squid in its natural deep ocean habitat, and scientists hope their examination of the 1,089-pound, 26-foot long colossal squid, set to begin Wednesday, will help determine how the creatures live. The thawing and examination are being broadcast live on the Internet. The squid, which was caught accidentally by fishermen last year, was removed from its freezer...
  • 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...