Beware the Giant Squid!

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    Very cool thanks for the link Julie. Its so amazing to me when I think about all of the life we still have not discovered on this planet and most of it is in the Vast oceans of our planet. It makes you wonder what else is out there in the depths?

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    One of the most interesting things quoted in Julie's second article is this:

     
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    On an unrelated note, artists all over the world reported very disturbing nighmares over the week end.

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    mmmmmmm Calamari![​IMG]
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    Unrelated? Hah! Cthulhu's just sending the kids up to take a look around in the last few remaining days before the stars are right...

    Seriously though, it's just amazing how much we don't know about the ocean depths. Deep sea dives discover new species on almost every trip and those black smokers are just about the most incredible find in recent history. A whole ecosystem that does not rely on the sun! Talk about a major paradigm shift.

    And of course the giant squids are great. I think it would be fantastic to find even bigger ones, but I'd settle for more live ones being seen and observed. But it might be a big disappointment for the calamari lovers. Giant squid reportedly have high levels of ammonia in their bodies making their flesh rather nasty...
     
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    You mean fast-food joints are appearing on the ocean floor now? Talk about "ugly Americans."
     
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    There is an Icelandic delicacy where shark meat is buried in a hole in the ground for several months until it putrifies.
     
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    Could it be any worse than lutfisk or gefilte fish?
     
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    I'm not aware of how gefilte fish is prepared, but between rotten shark and lye-drenched fish, I'll have a nice juicy steak everytime.
    Actually, that's my answer for all seafood-related queries [​IMG]
     
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    Perhaps he was just coming up to complain about the latest Red Lobster special.

    Great link. Imagine what just might be down there is the deep places of the world.
     
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    Mmmmm seafood. [​IMG]
    Octopus is very nasty when eaten raw. Maybe giant squid and octopus have similar chemistry? Naturally, the Japanese and other asian countries know how to prepare octopus...cook it, never eat them raw!
    Given the size of giant squid, they are probably full of parasites (although not as badly infected as cows and pigs).
    Dammit, why haven't the biologists looked for parasites in the giant squid they've found? You can learn a hell of a lot about an organism by examining the (simpler) parasites. The human desire for cats, for example, could be explained partly by the mutual parasite they share...
    Anyways, with all that giant squid biomass, I'm sure someone will find a way to fry it up and serve it with your next fast-food meal!
    Maybe Cthulu finally settled down and had lots of kids? White-picket fence, sport-utility submarine, and a two submarine underwater garage!
    The kids must be hitting puberty now...
     

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