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Squid or Jellyfish?

Snafflehound

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I spotted this pic of a phallic-looking sea beast labelled as "giant squid" while browsing a random nature blog:

http://xo.typepad.com/blog/nature/

The image source is originally from http://pya.cc/ which I cannot read at all.



Looks more like some type of jellyfish to me, but I am no expert.
 

erich orser

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Look like a massive jelly to me as well, but then I'm not an expert either.
 

Steve O'Shea

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Looks like a giant jelly to me too, but I'm no expert either :wink: . It could be something as bizarre as the first-reported adult Promachoteuthis. Without a better pic we'll never know.
 

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I'm no expert, but I play one on TV, and he would say it's a giant jellyfish, or a mushroom. The original source page is a Japanese blog, and I had no luck at parsing trusty Babelfish's translation.
 

Snafflehound

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Clem said:
I'm no expert, but I play one on TV, and he would say it's a giant jellyfish, or a mushroom. The original source page is a Japanese blog, and I had no luck at parsing trusty Babelfish's translation.

that'd be even better than a new species of giant squid - first discovery of pelagic mushrooms!
 

monty

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Snafflehound said:
that'd be even better than a new species of giant squid - first discovery of pelagic mushrooms!

I think that type of mushroom is known to science-- it can be found in Super Mario Brothers...
 

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