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  • Giant squid on display at museum

    03/14/2006 12:27:09 PM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies · 319+ views
    Giant squid on display at museum One of the world's best specimens of the giant squid Architeuthis dux has gone on display at The Natural History Museum in London. The colossal cephalopod was caught by a trawler off the Falkland Islands and is about 8.62 metres/28 ft in length. The species can reach a maximum size of up to 13m - five metres longer than a double decker bus. Researchers at the museum have managed to successfully preserve the squid and fit it inside an enormous 10m/30' long display case. Jon Ablett, curator of molluscs in the Museum's Department of...
  • Argentina 'Arrests' British Squid Trawler

    02/25/2006 6:11:23 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies · 1,059+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-26-2006 | Oliver Balch
    Argentina 'arrests' British squid trawler Oliver Balch in Buenos Aires (Filed: 26/02/2006) Argentina has impounded a British trawler in a dramatic escalation of a dispute over squid fishing rights off the Falkland Islands, raising tensions between the two countries. The high seas "arrest" of the trawler last week follows a low-level "squid war" that has been waged amid allegations of over-fishing and infringements of sovereignty. Argentina claims that the John Cheek was illegally fishing in the Argentine economic exclusion zone last Monday. The British Embassy in Buenos Aires, however, believes that the trawler, now under Argentine coastguard control at the...
  • Scientists capture giant squid on camera

    09/27/2005 5:24:09 PM PDT · by SinisterDexter · 87 replies · 5,672+ views
    Reuters - YAHOO! ^ | 9/27/05 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese scientists have taken the first photographs of one of the most mysterious creatures in the deep ocean -- the giant squid. Until now the only information about the behavior of the creatures which measure up to 18 meters (59 feet) in length has been based on dead or dying squid washed up on shore or captured in commercial fishing nets. But Tsunemi Kubodera, of the National Science Museum, and Kyoichi Mori of the Ogasawara Whale Watching Association, both in Tokyo have captured the first images of Architeuthis attacking bait 900 meters (yards) below the surface in...
  • You Are What You Ride

    03/30/2005 3:01:07 AM PST · by Melas · 336 replies · 5,758+ views
    Yahoo Financial News ^ | 30MAR05 | Progressive Insurance
    You Are What You Ride: Progressive Survey Finds Differences Between Harley and Sport Bike Riders Go Beyond Bike Type Wednesday March 9, 1:33 pm ET Both Dig Body Art But Harley Riders More Likely to Wear What They Ride, Says America's Top Motorcycle Insurer MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 2005-- What can you tell about a person by the kind of motorcycle they ride? Plenty, according to a recent countrywide online survey conducted by The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, the number one seller of motorcycle insurance in the U.S. The survey finds interesting differences - and similarities - between...
  • A Hireling, A Fraud And A Prostitute

    02/17/2005 10:59:59 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 19 replies · 731+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | February 17, 2005 | Sidney Blumenthal
    The White House press room has often been a cockpit of intrigue, duplicity and truckling. But nothing challenges the most recent scandal there. The latest incident began with a sequence of questions for President Bush at his January 26 press conference. First, he was asked whether he approved of his administration's payments to conservative commentators. Government contracts had been granted to three pundits, who had tried to keep the funding secret. "There needs to be a nice, independent relationship between the White House and the press," said the president as he called swiftly on his next questioner. Jeff Gannon, Washington...
  • Pic of the USS San Francisco

    01/25/2005 2:29:55 PM PST · by submarinerswife · 170 replies · 9,126+ views
  • Semi-truck full of squid overturns, knocking out power to Aromas residents

    01/20/2005 6:57:42 PM PST · by freebilly · 75 replies · 964+ views
    The Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 1/20/05 | SENTINEL STAFF
    WATSONVILLE — An 18-wheel semi-truck overturned east of Murphy Crossing Road on Riverside Drive on Wednesday morning, spilling 38,500 pounds of frozen squid and taking down a power pole, cutting electricity to about 1,100 people in the Aromas area. Guadalupe Ramirez, 51, of Chular, the driver of the Del Mar Seafoods truck, walked away from the accident with a minor scrape on his arm and a small bruise on his back. Charles Baty, who police called "a good witness," said Ramirez was speeding when his truck overturned. "He was driving too fast, " said Baty, who was driving behind the...
  • One Gulp, And Bush Was Gone (Sidney Blumenthal)

    11/25/2004 7:43:59 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 91 replies · 6,027+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday, November 25, 2004 | Sidney Blumenthal
    At the dedication of the Clinton library last week in Little Rock, Karl Rove and President Bush received separate tours of the dramatic building, a glistening silver, suspended boxcar filled with light and with a panoramic view of the Arkansas river. Flung across the river stands an old railroad bridge - and to Clinton watchers, bridges represent "the bridge to the 21st century", the former president's re-election slogan in 1996...[snip] ...Then, when the presidents were announced, Bush tried to push his way past Clinton at the library door to be first in line, against the already accepted protocol for the...
  • Cocaine haul hidden in giant squid

    11/24/2004 5:34:55 AM PST · by bedolido · 32 replies · 888+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | November 16, 2004 | staff writer
    LIMA, Peru (Reuters) -- Peruvian police say they have seized nearly 1,540 pounds (700 kilograms) of cocaine hidden in frozen giant squid bound for Mexico and the United States. The drugs were covered in pepper to divert sniffer dogs and sealed in several layers of plastic and other wrappers, Peruvian police said on Monday.
  • **Official Friday Silliness Thread**

    11/19/2004 12:33:34 PM PST · by TheBigB · 604 replies · 16,767+ views
    11/19/04 | self
    There have been sooooo many typical Friday articles today...seems like folks are looking to blow off soem steam. :) So here we go...write whatever you want..."unnngh!" "All your base..." etc. Write about missing frogs (him name is pipkin green frog), big booties (please?), or even "ignore this thread!" Whatever you want. :)
  • Could Global Waming Lead to Squid Boom?

    11/15/2004 11:39:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies · 2,776+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11-15-04 | By AMANDA ONION
    Scientists Say Tentacled Creatures Thrive When Waters Warm Up By AMANDA ONION Nov. 15, 2004 - As evidence mounts of possible global warming and overfishing, there may be a flip side to the dire news: an abundance of calamari. Research has shown that many squid, octopuses and other sucker-bearing members of the cephalopod family don't appear to be too troubled by a minor increase in ocean temperature. In fact, when it's a little warmer, some thrive. Plus, as the fishing industry captures more and more of the animals' predators, such as tuna, cephalopods may see their niche expand. "The good...
  • Jumbo squid warm to waters of B.C.

    10/18/2004 3:27:17 PM PDT · by albertabound · 17 replies · 721+ views Jumbo squid warm to waters of B.C. Last Updated VANCOUVER - A jumbo flying squid surprised a fisherman in British Columbia, worrying scientists who say its appearance could be another sign of global climate change. Last Saturday, Goody Gudmundseth hoped to net a couple of salmon off the coast of Vancouver Island in Port Renfrew. Instead, when he felt a tug on the line, Gudmundseth knew he'd hooked into something else. Humboldt squid caught in Port Renfrew, B.C. "When the rod went, I thought we got a really big chunk of weed or something," recalled Gudmundseth. "It was acting...
  • Angler snags first jumbo flying squid found in British Columbia

    10/07/2004 4:10:19 PM PDT · by Horatio Gates · 11 replies · 614+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | 10/7/2004
    VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — What Gudy Gudmundseth wanted was salmon. What he got has made scientific history, the first Humboldt squid to be recovered from British Columbia waters. The 6 1/2-foot, 44-pound Dosidicus gigas or jumbo flying squid, a purple-bodied cephalopod with two eyes, eight sucker-covered arms and two curly tentacles, occupies a formaldehyde tank at the Royal British Columbia Museum. "It seems silly to get excited about a dead squid," said James A. Cosgrove, the museum's manager of natural history, "but it has such great implications. This is an animal that should be down in South America, not...
  • ZOT! Color me gone and glad

    10/21/2003 1:07:44 PM PDT · by better than this · 208 replies · 330+ views
    Every one with the truth is banned at this waste of internet. HAH! Bunch of Republican butt kissers. Do you think that is where the truth is. I am proud to know what is right and to say it, not just kiss up to to Jim and the GOP. Your arrogance will be your downfall, just like Soddom and Gomorrha. I am outa here but good.
  • Mysterious squid deaths investigated

    09/17/2003 12:48:29 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 219+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, September 17, 2003
    <p>Scientists are trying to find out what caused two enormous squids, one of them 40 feet long, to wash up dead on Spain's northern coast this week.</p> <p>"It's not a natural death and it's not the Prestige," Luis Laria, president of marine protection agency CEPESMA said, referring to a massive oil spill from the Prestige tanker late last year. He declined to speculate on the cause.</p>
  • 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...
  • Colossal squid caught in Antarctic waters

    04/03/2003 11:33:40 AM PST · by bedolido · 21 replies · 440+ views ^ | 04/03/03 | Associated Press
    <p>WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fishermen working in Antarctic waters have made an extremely rare catch — a colossal squid with eyes as big as dinner plates and razor-sharp hooks on its tentacles, a marine researcher said Thursday.</p> <p>The 330-pound, 16-foot specimen was caught in the Ross Sea, said Steve O'Shea, a research fellow with the Auckland University of Technology. He said the squid was a young female; adults are much bigger.</p>
  • Super squid surfaces in Antarctic

    04/02/2003 4:14:29 PM PST · by Rodney King · 62 replies · 711+ views
    BBC News ^ | today | Kim Griggs
    A colossal squid has been caught in Antarctic waters, the first example of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni retrieved virtually intact from the surface of the ocean. "All we knew prior to this specimen coming through was that this animal lived in the abyssal environment down in Antarctica," New Zealand squid expert and senior research fellow at Auckland University of Technology, Dr Steve O'Shea, told BBC News Online. "Now we know that it is moving right through the water column, right up to the very surface and it grows to a spectacular size." Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni was first identified in 1925 after two arms...
  • Giant squid 'attacks French boat'

    01/16/2003 11:58:59 AM PST · by klpt · 87 replies · 4,923+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 15 January, 2003 | BBC
    French sailors taking part in the round-the-world Jules Verne Trophy say they have come across one of the most elusive monsters of the sea - the giant squid. Veteran yachtsman Olivier De Kersauson - who sailed from Brittany on Saturday - said that several hours into his voyage he found that a giant squid had clamped onto the hull of his boat. The creature - scientifically known as Architeutis dux - is the largest of all invertebrates. Scientists believe it can be as long as 18 metres (60 feet). Giant squids have been found washed ashore or caught in the...
  • Global warming creating monster squid say Australian scientists

    08/01/2002 8:43:37 PM PDT · by Brett66 · 38 replies · 416+ views
    Spacedaily ^ | 8/1/02 | AFP
    Global warming creating monster squid say Australian scientists SYDNEY (AFP) Aug 01, 2002 Global warming is causing squid to grow abnormally large and speeding up their breeding cycles, an Australian scientist said Thursday. Researchers at the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies found rising water temperatures were also causing squid populations to expand dramatically. Institute scientist George Jackson said a one percent increase in water temperature caused juvenile squid to double in size. He said a 200 kilogramme (440 pound) giant squid that washed up on a beach in Tasmania last month was a striking example of how the...