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Giant Squid?????

jm

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Can anybody help me identify this squid?

It was found beached in Queen charlotte's island

 

Steve O'Shea

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Hmmmmm. What a find; I hope you placed it in the back of your van and raced to the nearest cool store/freezer! I'd give you US$5000 for that!! It looks like an absolute stunner.

I don't know the location at all, but it's got that Moroteuthis robusta look to it.
 

OctopusV

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Oh, and by the way, Queen Charlotte's Island is in good old Canada. If I'm not mistaken.
 

Phil

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Oh goodness, that is awesome! Thankyou for posting the image.

Did you measure the squid? Any idea of length? Surely this is Moroteuthis (Jean, where are you?)

Queen Charlotte's Island is also a good source of ammonites. Where did you hide the shell? :wink:
 

Jean

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well I'm with Steve.....looks Moroteuthis robustaish That red colour!!! and it looks as if it has some calcareous placks beneath the skin on the mantle!


J
 

jm

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Thank you very much for all the information about the squid.
Phil, The lenght was between 5-6 feet, we didn't mesure it!!!

The picture was actually taken by Kathy Johnson

Thank you !

This website ROCKS!!!!!!
 

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