• Welcome to TONMO, the premier cephalopod interest community, and birthplace of #WorldOctopusDay and #CephalopodAwarenessDays. Founded in 2000, we are a large community of experts, hobbyists and enthusiasts, some of whom come together when we host our biennial conference. To join in on the fun, sign up. You can also become a Supporter for just $50/year to remove all ads and enjoy other perks. Follow us on Twitter for more cephy goodness.

Another Giant Squid in Newfoundland

Pieces

Cuttlefish
Registered
Joined
Oct 28, 2004
Messages
15
While browsing the local news on the internet (I don't usually, but there was a tragic event I was readign up on), I stumbled across this news item:

A Giant Squid in Colliers 12/6/04 (VOCM News)
A giant squid has been landed in Colliers. One resident, Angela, told VOCM Niteline with Linda Swain, it's about 20 feet in length, and is somewhat mangled. Some people dragged it up up onto the beach and it's been the target of photo buffs ever since.

http://www.vocm.com/cgi-win/vocm.exe/92997-Local

I'm not sure who should be contacted concerning this... we got some nasty cold weather last night and theres a bit of snow on the ground.
 

Jean

Colossal Squid
Registered
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
4,218
Nice clean white coats there!

Mine always looked mucky (no matter how often it was washed!) so I switched to a dark blue one!!

J
 

bathypol

Wonderpus
Registered
Joined
Mar 2, 2004
Messages
183
Nfld giant squid

Saw the story on the news...supposidly the squid was looked at by natural resource students (hence the really really white coats) and has now been taken to DFO for an autopsy. Would love to get a look at the creature up close.
 

Pieces

Cuttlefish
Registered
Joined
Oct 28, 2004
Messages
15
Hmm, caught a short section on another giant squid found locally on the late night news tonight, but I can't find anything online.

I'll edit this post if I find anything tomorrow!

2004/2005 - good years for GS in Newfoundland?
 

Pieces

Cuttlefish
Registered
Joined
Oct 28, 2004
Messages
15
I think I misinterpreted the news item that was on, they also stated that any future specimens should be reported to authorities promptly, so at least theres some local interest :smile:
 

Steve O'Shea

TONMO Supporter
Registered
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
4,671
I've just received a wee note from a reporter/producer (Mike Rossiter) from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in St. John's, Newfoundland. He says that scientists in Newfoundland have recently discovered two giant squids, measuring ~ 5 to 6 metres length, weighing about 40 kilos (they must be males). The first was found near Colliers in early December (the original post in this thread); two weeks later the other second squid was found in the waters off Triton.

So you were quite correct, a second had been found.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
20,910
Messages
206,874
Members
8,473
Latest member
Conor Henry

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak


Top