[NEWS] Huge Moroteuthis caught by fishermen

Keith

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one of my coworkers just got back from a big fishing trip in mexico. he caught a few humbolt squid. they arent 40 feet long, but theyre massive compared to anything ive ever seen in person
 

tonmo

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Hi Keith -- cool -- I've never seen one in person myself. Humbolts are Dosidicus gigas a.k.a. jumbo squid. Seems there has been a population burst of these guys on the southern coast of California in recent years.
 

Tintenfisch

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The World Link said:
the ends of which have powerful clublike hooks used for grasping its prey

Um... what exactly is a 'club-like hook'? Couldn't be 'clubhook' squid because of hooks *on* the tentacle clubs, nooo.... :roll:
Oh well, onychoteuthids in the press - yay!
 

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