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Giant Squid on "Monster Quest"


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#1    Cryptoman

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 04:30 AM

I just finished finished watching Monster Quest on the History Channel and let me tell you, it was great! It was about the giant squid and how they believed to dwell in the Sea of Cortez and preys upon humboldt squid.

They decided to find evidence, they would attach a camera to a squid and see if it caught anything on camera. They attached it to the squid and dived to about 1000 feet. First it ran into a few other humboldts as they investigated the camera. Then, out of the darkness, comes a large squid making attempting to attack. They reeled in the squid after an hour.

The creature caught was very large, at least compared to the 5 foot long squid with the camera. Comparing the length from center of the tentacles to the eye (you can see the eye shining) it was estimated to be I think....60 feet? I'm not sure, first they said 60 feet, than they said 100 feet, it confused me a bit. But you can definitley tell that this was a big squid.

If anyone else like to say anything or give us the estimated size, I implore you to contribute. yes.gif

Edited by Cryptoman, 15 November 2007 - 04:30 AM.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 04:54 AM

However big that squid was, one thing's a given: IT WAS ENORMOUS. It actually really scared me, but this is definitely a big breakthrough for science. Hopefully now they can actually study giant squids instead of dissecting rotting carcasses.


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Posted 15 November 2007 - 04:56 AM

freak_of_nature on Nov 14 2007, 08:54 PM, said:

Hopefully now they can actually study giant squids instead of dissecting rotting carcasses.

I agree, I think it's a more efficient way of studying these undersea behemoths.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:53 AM



Ya that was a sweet episode. I love that theres a show that actually finds things rather than just finding the dumbest ugliest most inbred hillbilly to say, "Yep i seen err. Them came out o tha mist and scurred my dog."
Then at the end of the show concluding that there is no evidence and its all imagination.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:18 AM

kanji on Nov 14 2007, 10:53 PM, said:

Ya that was a sweet episode. I love that theres a show that actually finds things rather than just finding the dumbest ugliest most inbred hillbilly to say, "Yep i seen err. Them came out o tha mist and scurred my dog."
Then at the end of the show concluding that there is no evidence and its all imagination.



HAHAHAHAHA That made me laugh aloud.
Its so true, that show that sometimes airs called "Is It Real?" is sometimes like that, especially on the bigfoot and yeti episodes.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:01 AM

kanji on Nov 15 2007, 07:53 AM, said:

Ya that was a sweet episode. I love that theres a show that actually finds things rather than just finding the dumbest ugliest most inbred hillbilly to say, "Yep i seen err. Them came out o tha mist and scurred my dog."
Then at the end of the show concluding that there is no evidence and its all imagination.


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I haven't seen the program in question, but I'm not the slightest bit surprised that there's enormous beasts down there. God knows what we might find if we ever were to go down to the deepest places of the oceans.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:06 AM

Cryptoman on Nov 14 2007, 10:30 PM, said:

I just finished finished watching Monster Quest on the History Channel and let me tell you, it was great! It The creature caught was very large, at least compared to the 5 foot long squid with the camera. Comparing the length from center of the tentacles to the eye (you can see the eye shining) it was estimated to be I think....60 feet? I'm not sure, first they said 60 feet, than they said 100 feet, it confused me a bit. But you can definitley tell that this was a big squid.

If anyone else like to say anything or give us the estimated size, I implore you to contribute. yes.gif

They could not tell what species of squid it was so the two estimates are based on two different species of squid.   The first estimate of 60 ft is the estimated length if it was a Humboldt Squid.  The second estimate was 108 ft, which is the estimated total length if it was a Giant Squid.  The arms of this squid (whatever species) were estimated to be a whopping 18 inches in diameter!  That is insane.  Hold that up in front of yourself, those are some thick powerful arms.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:14 AM

wow that's a huge squid ,(keeping in mind a 5ft squid can pull you under) how scary would that be if you were diving and saw that

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:20 AM

macddt on Nov 15 2007, 09:14 AM, said:

wow that's a huge squid ,(keeping in mind a 5ft squid can pull you under) how scary would that be if you were diving and saw that


Personally I'd sh** a brickwall if I saw something like that  crying.gif

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:33 AM

Footage?


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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:42 PM

Mad Manfred on Nov 15 2007, 08:33 AM, said:

Footage?


YA..!! somebody pleeeease share the vid .. sad.gif i begging you all  crying.gif

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 02:05 PM

A Japanese scientist got one on video a few years ago using a lure. The giant squid, if I recall correctly, actually becaume hung up on the lure and lost a tentacle.


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Posted 15 November 2007 - 04:20 PM

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:10 PM

I've seen the tentacle clubs of these beasts! The suckers alone are huge; something like 2-3cm in diameter, which is massive for a squid. The rings are particularly wicked looking. Fantastic creatures grin2.gif



Wouldn't mind seeing one of these Collossal squids. Or even a full Achie in the flesh.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:43 PM

Forbidden Rice on Nov 15 2007, 05:20 PM, said:

THE KRAKEN!!!!!   ohmy.gif  thumbup.gif


If the Kraken of old Norwegian legends actually were to exist, I think seamen all over the world would collectively sh** their pants, as the Kraken was said to be the size of a small island (and that was apparently only the body, not including the squids)  laugh.gif

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