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[News]: Taningia attacks!

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Taningia danae has been in the news today, courtesy of our old friend Dr Kubodera. Stunning 2005 footage of the squid attacking bait has just been released which depicts this large squid flashing bioluminescence as it lunges. Please see below for more details:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6357005.stm
 

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I saw this footage last year; it is truly sensational! Hat off to Ku again!!
 

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The amazing footage, or at least sections of, is available to watch on New Scientists website. If your computer can play MOV files you should be able to watch the footage. Here's a link.
 

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[News]: Giant squid caught on camera - ITV.com

Giant squid caught on camera
[SIZE=-1]ITV.com, UK - 3 hours ago[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]The squid was caught attacking bait and emitting short bright light flashes, possibly to attract a mate or to communicate. The elusive creature was taped as ...[/SIZE]


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[News]: Deep sea giant squid flash blinding light to attack prey - MercoPress

Deep sea giant squid flash blinding light to attack prey
[SIZE=-1]MercoPress, Uruguay - 5 hours ago[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]Enormous deep-sea squid emit blinding flashes of light as they attack their prey, research shows. Taningia danae`s spectacular light show was revealed in ...[/SIZE]


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WOW! WOW! WOW!

Amazing, and such graceful power. I guess with its equally considerable finsize, this makes Mesonychotheutis the more likely to be an active hunter as well; an exciting concept.

Good to see the old doubledecker in comparison to real life squid representations, this time around :wink:

PS: bar the 8 meter mantle length for M. hamiltonii, obviously,..., or do you think that.... :shock:
 

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