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Old 30-04-2008, 01:01   #1
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Colossal Squid

Our national Museum is in the process of thawing out and dissecting a Colossal squid that they have been keeping on ice. These squid are known to inhabit NZ waters along the deep continental shelf. But this particular one was caught in the Ross Sea. They have some web cams if anyone is interested and some interesting information.
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ - Colossal Squid
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Anyone want a BIG icypop
I reckon I saw one of the deep under the stern of our tuna boat about 200NM out from Sydney. Next day we came across sperm whales and part of the mantle that was about six inches thick and took all 7 crewmen to drag it out of the water for a photo. Then it started to smell,
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The giant squid are very interesting, from what I have read they are intelligent creatures. Some have eyes as large as a basketball! They can be very aggressive and dangerous.
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Actually, they taste terrible from what I have been told. There is actually an effort going on to figure out how to prepare them so that they are palatable.
I have to admit if I had a salt water aquarium, I would want one too. It would make a heck of a conversation piece.
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"if I had a salt water aquarium, I would want one too. It would make a heck of a conversation piece."

It would have to be one heck of an aquarium too if it takes 7 men to pull one onto a boat

What would you feed it on?
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There is actually an effort going on to figure out how to prepare them
The first problem was getting a pan big enough, but eventually they solved that. But then the issue of how to flip the thing over when one side was done, came up. The chef finally quite after I asked for mine to be battered.
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I would ahve a feeling it wouldn't really care what you were offering, it would be looking at you as a tasty morsel.
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I wouldn't want to feed anything big enough to eat me.
Reminds me of Pet detective when carrey was calling "here fishy fishy" standing above the large fish tank holding out a minnow in his hand.
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Hey, if yer gonna dream, dream big. If I was to base on land, might as well have a custom home with a cherry library, and an aquarium big enough for all the deep see critters I could ever want. Thinking it should be pressurized as well, after all, nothing interesting lives down less than 30 atmospheres
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Better keep a few axes handy at feeding time, if you have one of those guys as a pet!
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Maybe I could keep one on a leash as a pet. Anyone know where I could get about 10,000 feet of line real cheap? I could just call ol' "Spike" up from the depths if pirates gave me any trouble!
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"if I had a salt water aquarium, I would want one too. It would make a heck of a conversation piece."

It would have to be one heck of an aquarium too if it takes 7 men to pull one onto a boat


.>>>>>And that was just part of the mantle


What would you feed it on?

>>>>>From what I have read, they eat other squids, and Captain Nemo

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