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"Long Arm" Giant Squid recorded on video

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 05:02 pm
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:

It's a cool film. Thanks.

The animal's posture is interesting. It seems to be trying to hold it's legs out away from its body, probably to increase the size of the area it can dangle them in (to catch prey). It's interesting that it does this by making an almost 90 degree angle at the top, rather than slowly spreading them all the way down. I wonder if this is partly a defensive posture caused by having a bright light shined on it.




It looks kind of tense.

Some of them bioluminesce very brightly upon attack (squids I mean), so I wonder if the light, as well as being weird to it, also was read as a threat?
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 06:33 pm
dlowan wrote:

Some of them bioluminesce very brightly upon attack


I have always wanted that capability. Imagine if you were in a bar and some enormous mongoloid decided to attack you for some offhand remark you made about his girlfriend. He breaks a beer bottle over the bar and charges you, waving the broken bottle menacingly, apparently intent on severing your jugular vein. What would you do? Simply use your power of bioluminescence to send him reeling backwards, fear etched in his eyes.

That would be so cool.
Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 06:39 pm
Ok, you are 2.4 kilometers under water. Another day at the office you think to yourself as you step outside for a smoke-break or to buy a coffee. Then you notice something moving just out of the lights.....

...it's Mr Giant Squid just popped around to chew the fat. Your fat. Nice soft, squishy human fat. It also happens to be the largest frickin' invertabrate on the planet. It eats flesh and it a shitload of grabbing, grappling, gouging arms and you have just met it. Did the ever manage to get the guy's dive suit clean?
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 06:42 pm
http://www.amazingseacreatures.com/bathynomus_giganteus.jpg
Or you spot on of these scuttling behind the refrigerator. Did you bring the BIG can of Raid? No, too late my friend...

http://scienceblogs.com/deepseanews/upload/2007/04/when%20isopods%20attack.jpg
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margo
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:11 am
@gustavratzenhofer,
Gus - is it Henry????
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 07:03 am
http://www.amazingseacreatures.com/bathynomus_giganteus.jpg

Isn't that the thing from the PacMan game?
cjhsa
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 07:48 am
@gustavratzenhofer,
Big squid, lotsa calamari....

http://timefordinner.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/a-calamari.jpg
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