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Giant Squid Photograph Poll

Phil

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What is your take on the stunning images announced this week by Drs Kubodera and Mori?

Is this the most fascinating story in the press in the field of marine biology ever, or are you disappointed that the ocean has given up one of it's most closely guarded secrets?

Please vote!
 

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I'm thrilled, sad for the squid, and wishing like heck that there had been video.
 

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Yes... this was a great and important first step... but I sense the need for a new documentary... Quest for the Giant Squid -- Unprovoked and on Video!
 

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Well.

I've no nostalgia for a depleted mystery, and only a little angst about the squid losing an appendage (hey, it beats getting trawled). I've waited thirty years for this moment and, dammit, I am savoring it.

Kubodera and Mori, I raise my potent glass of Baltika to you, Sirs. Well done. Well done.

Clem
 

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This is the most exciting event in marine science I can recall. I'm just glad they didnt get a picture of the external shell.:biggrin2: And unfortunately I have no sympathy at all for the big bug:-/ (this from the guy who used to make walks out of flys by pulling their wings off:twisted: )
 

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I won't be satisfied until I get to see O. giganteus devouring a cruise ship in 3D IMAX. :sink:

This is a little frustrating. If I'd known that Kubodera and Mori were going to have this encounter, I'd have gladly offered several hundred dollars towards a HD video camera.
 

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I think it's pretty amazing, but I think that not having video is pretty awful. And I feel bad for them for having to hear this from everyone.

Interested party "You got video, right????"

Researchers "Errr, no, but maybe next time.":oops:
 
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Hi All,

I think the best thing about these "new photos" is that it will stir new interest in the pursuit of capturing a real live one. I heard these pictures were done last year in September or so. The press release State side didn't show the hooks or detail why the poor thing was struggeling to get away.

Also, you notice that the thing is as white as a sheet? Is this their "terrified" mode?

Steve, are you getting new phone calls for financing, documentaries, etc? I saw you on that discovery channel documentary. That should be renamed "Chasing Giants, Part 1.":smile:

AF
 

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