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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:50 am
by grant
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.

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:37 am
by Flyn
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.

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:12 pm
by Squid
I'm excited that this is happening at the Te Papa - I love that place.

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:24 am
by grant
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.

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:18 am
by longtimecoming
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!

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:28 am
by longtimecoming
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
Click on the links below then to complete this web quest
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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Try this Link

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:42 pm
by Betty Felon
Isn't it amazing that this thread has over 20,000 views? So impressive!

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:49 pm
by longtimecoming
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!

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:16 am
by grant

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:00 pm
by Squid
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.

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:24 pm
by Flyn
it kinda reminds me of the aliens from Independence Day. Luckily, Brent Spiner is safe, this time.

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:15 pm
by Liesbeth
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.

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:50 am
by Moni
grant wrote:It has elbows!!


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

Re: Architeuthis dux: News and admiration of nature's top wonder

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:07 am
by longtimecoming
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!

Re: Architeuthis dux: News and admiration of nature's top wonder

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:38 am
by Liesbeth
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

Re: Architeuthis dux: News and admiration of nature's top wonder

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:55 pm
by Betty Felon
Image
Letterpress lovenotes of the cephalopod variety.

:)

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

Re: Architeuthis dux: News and admiration of nature's top wonder

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:58 pm
by grant
This is Promachoteuthis sulcus:

Image

http://xrl.us/o299a

Mysterious.

Re: Architeuthis dux: News and admiration of nature's top wonder

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:12 am
by grant
Build one!

YES! BUILD YOUR OWN SQUID!

Re: Architeuthis dux: News and admiration of nature's top wonder

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:02 am
by Liesbeth
awesome!

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:04 pm
by Squid
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.