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Fishermen see giant squid as 'omen' in Japan


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:16 AM

A rise in giant squid numbers along the Japanese coast has left fisherman feeling a bit nervous.

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The discovery of a giant squid, one of the largest known sea creatures, is usually considered to be a rare occurrence, yet Japanese fisherman seem to be catching these denizens of the deep on a more and more frequent basis.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:50 PM

Lol , i dont buy that explanation ! I also would believe in a bad omen ! Those squats living in depts that sunlight wont reach , it cant get any colder , well unless the entire depts is going to freeze !  I think its more likely  that there isnt enuogh food for them to rise up to the surface !  But then i dont know what they eat .


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:41 PM

Agreed, a large predator is probably territorial to some degree. Scarce prey is a more likely explanation. I'm sure it's got to 4C in that region before and none were caught then. There wasn't, however, a large radioactive patch hovering about until recently. Who knows what the effects are going to be? I think 'omen' is appropriate here.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:45 PM

Overfishing and pollution could be harming the abyssal zone, everything's gotta move down sometime, and those poor squids get all the trash, so why not rise up and take what the land lubbers have been taking?

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

Reminds me of the 1950s movies, monsters created because of nuclear waste.  Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and such.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:42 PM

They're coming up to the surface to feast on the land denizens.
I would like to see one up close and alive though.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:43 PM

Considering what the Japanese have just put into their waters lately, this does not surprise me.
Bad omen? How do they think the squids felt?


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:47 PM

Giant Squids. They should see it as good. You could eat/sell them, no? It seems to be more a profit than a bad omen.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:50 PM

ummmmmmm Calamari  !!!


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 04:33 PM

It has to be radioactive, though.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:20 AM

Now that we're getting so many near the surface, let's take one alive and make a giant squid zoo!


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:24 PM

I think it's an omen there will be lots of squid sushi available. Now where is the wasabi?


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:54 PM

Not sure I totally get the colder weather idea, would be dependent on upwelling/down welling and current system in the area I guess.  Probably has something to do with fewer fish and more fishermen/nets in the water. But we barely no anything about the species except that you know they have giant eyeballs.





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