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Mystery squid 1

Steve O'Shea

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Anyone want to tell me what squid this came from :biggrin2:

It's a hook taken from one of the arms.

.....more to be revealed .... soon

 

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That would be my guess as well, but it would seem the punch line will not be quite so simple. Do tell more!
 

Steve O'Shea

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Nope, not the colossal squid I'm afraid (this particular hook is at least twice the length of those on the colossal squid :goofysca: ).

Should be published ~ August 2003 (is 'in press' right now); it's used for something pretty horrible. :yuck:

You'll probably hear about it when it's finally out.
 

Steve O'Shea

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..... getting colder :mrgreen:

This thing (both hook and squid) are without parallel - pretty sensational find in fact. There are quite a number of 'giant' squid out there :tentacle:
 

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grrrrrrrrt!!! :x You're lucky you're on the other side of the planet. :biggrin2:

Kondakovia longimana, the giant warty squid???? :?:
 

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Egad!!
I just popped up for a look and what do I find? Dr O has found a big hook!

How big is the hook Dr O? And can you give us a clue as to how big the giant killer squid is that had this thing attached to it's arm???
 

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is it used by Halpoteuthis ferox as a bottle opener?

as for a real guess, is it used in some kinky mating activity?

:cthulhu: :heart: :beer:
 

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Seriously: Is there any point in us guessing? If this is a new species then we'll never get it! :shock:

Silly: Is this a Sperm Whale toothpick?
 

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