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Postby grant » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:50 am

Colossal squid: EDIBLE!

Mark Fenwick, a technician at Wellington's Te Papa Tongarewa Museum where the squid will be housed, admitted that scientists had yesterday snacked on part of another colossal squid being examined today.

"It was almost like a tua tua, you know a cockle. It was very nice. It left a real taste in your mouth and stayed for quite a while," he said.

"It was very much like {sashimi}. This is a gourmet meal. I don't know anyone else who has eaten Mesonychoteuthis."

Dr O'Shea said eating the squid was one way to determine whether the colossal type had ammonia in its system, as the giant squid does.

"The interesting thing about it is that it was non-ammoniacal. It tasted good, apparently," he said.

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Postby Flyn » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:37 am

non-ammoniacal

Now put it in a song. TMBG, Decemberists, I'm looking at you. Magnetic Fields, can you have a backup song ready? I'd like to make this happen soon.

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Postby Squid » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:12 pm

I'm excited that this is happening at the Te Papa - I love that place.

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Postby grant » Tue May 27, 2008 11:24 am

Another one has popped up.

Not sure of the species yet:

It was in fact the catch of a lifetime - a six-metre long, 230kg squid, which is now in a freezer in Portland, waiting for collection by Museum Victoria.

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Postby longtimecoming » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:18 am

if those squids were in hollywood, theyd get followed by paparazzi for being fat. then the squid could be on weight watchers....ill look up something scientific, soon!

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Postby longtimecoming » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:28 am

hark! the ultimate squid test! squids are purty, but not very tasty.


Web Quests # 1-3 (Squids)
Squids live in all the oceans of the world. Squids are known as "the ice cream cone of the sea" because they are a favorite food of many ocean dwellers. Female squids lay thousands of eggs to support a food chain. Squids have some of the largest eyes, in proportion to their body, in the animal kingdom. Some squid body parts include fins, a mantle, tentacles, suckers, two hearts, gills and ink sacs. Complete the worksheets below to learn more about squids.

Web Quests 1- 3

General web resources for information on squids
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Squid Anatomy
The Cephalopod Page
Ocean Animals
The EuroSquid World-Wide Web Page
Search the Marine Species Data Base



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A. Define the meaning of the word "cephalopod" :

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B. List some other animals that are in the same class:

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C. Record some differences between a squid and an octopus.
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D. Describe how squid catch their prey.
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Postby Betty Felon » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:42 pm

Isn't it amazing that this thread has over 20,000 views? So impressive!

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Postby longtimecoming » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:49 pm

isnt it amazing that spongebob is human like, but a seacreature?


seamonsters got to eric corson in his pastlife.


now hes got sticky glue all over himself.


word!

squid lovers unite on myspace!

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Postby Squid » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:00 pm

I'm actually scared of thing. I think I've seen Cloverfied one too many times.

Ps: Partnerships btwn marine biologists and Shell Oil make me feel a little like I did when my friend fresh out of veterinary school told me that many of her classmates were getting their best job offers from slaughterhouses. Such strange bedfellows. Sigh.

Pss: I'm not a vegetarian, so that's not a moral stance, btw. I just get a little tripped out on the juxtapositions and whatnot.

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Postby Flyn » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:24 pm

it kinda reminds me of the aliens from Independence Day. Luckily, Brent Spiner is safe, this time.

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Postby Liesbeth » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:15 pm

Cool. I like how when you see the 'elbows' your mind makes a mental picture of the tentacles below to be somewhat similar in length to the part from the body to the joint, only to find that the dangling part of the tentacles just goes on and on and on. Or maybe that's just me. The jerkiness of the images is total B-movie.

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Postby Moni » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:50 am

grant wrote:It has elbows!!


Scariest elbows ever. Let's see if I'll have nightmares tonight. Brr.

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Postby longtimecoming » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:07 am

hey just cause youre different from the rest of the squids, doesnt mean you are worth anything less says mamma squid. now run along. play. dont break that elbow, we dont have insurance!

i still think vampire squid from hell can kick elbowey over theres ass. yes, ass.

lets see which one ends up on the special bus.

mccain is there!

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Postby Liesbeth » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:38 am

longtimecoming wrote:now run along. play. dont break that elbow, we dont have insurance!

and I would hate to think how long it takes for an ambulance to show up in such deep waters

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Postby Betty Felon » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:55 pm

Image
Letterpress lovenotes of the cephalopod variety.

:)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18218468

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Postby grant » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:58 pm

This is Promachoteuthis sulcus:

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http://xrl.us/o299a

Mysterious.

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Postby grant » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:12 am

Build one!

YES! BUILD YOUR OWN SQUID!

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Postby Liesbeth » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:02 am

awesome!

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Postby Squid » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:04 pm

grant wrote:Build one!

YES! BUILD YOUR OWN SQUID!


As if this exhibit could get any cooler:

There has been a Leonard Cohen sighting at the Colossal Squid exhibit.

I didn't think there was room in the cosmos for a meeting of Colossal Squid and Leonard Cohen. It feels...holy.


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