[Featured]: Architeuthis (Giant Squid) Sightings

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I like how casually this guy posts about his boat sometimes pulling up Archi's. Like "Oh darn, there's a kraken on the line again.... sigh... I'll probably miss my bus."
 

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Per Google Translate:

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[Video included] A close-up shot of a giant squid while diving 💥
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The news that an extremely rare creature was found at a diving point in Takeno, Hyogo Prefecture 👀❗️
Its true identity is a giant squid 🦑
The size is ❓ and the appearance when found ❓
Interview with Yosuke Tanaka of "Dive Resort T-style" 🎤

h/t @jeffday:

 

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@mournblade you had requested more giant cephs; are you following this thread? Lots to consume here in 2023! @OB 👀

A high school student captured a ``giant squid with a total length of over 5m'' and found it weakened in shallow water during a practical class​



 

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I am ALWAYS following this thread! Thank you!!!

By-the-way, is Dr. Steve O'Shea still among the living? I haven't seen or heard anything from him in years!

:smile:
 

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That's what like, now, THREE people who have touched a living Architeuthis. . . and lived?!?

Sorry I don't post here more often. I know jack-s**t about giant (and colossal) squid, but I've been obsessed with them since I was in the first grade circa 1977 or 1978 and found out about them in Collier's Encyclopedia for Kids, specifically volume 5 (which was about animals). I remember this line: "Usually the whale wins and eats the squid!"

Freaking terrified and fascinated me at the same time!
 

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Always great to hear from you! Amazing what a tag (@) can do! I did ping Dr. O... he's around / out / about as far as I know! But we haven't connected in a long while.
 
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