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Giant Squids: they're out there!

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:12 PM

<strong class='bbc'>Image credit: NHK/NEP/Discovery Chan.</strong>
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Edward Crabtree: The seamen wait with anxiety for news of their colleagues who have plumbed the depths in a bathysphere. They begin to haul the probe back up. They feel alarmed to see that all that is left of the vessel are chewed up cables and hissing oxygen feeds... The success of Jaws had been a boon for all twelve year old boys, for who amongst us did not love a monster movie? This one was Tentacles (1977) and the star of the film was a monster squid on a killing spree. Of course, I knew even then that this was make-believe, just as much as the eight armed behemoth which ensnares the Nautilus in `Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea` was.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 03:11 PM

That was an interesting read. Thank you :)

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:23 AM

Great article.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 03:21 AM

Ha ha!  Good call.  I saw this discussion and it immediately made me think of Jules Verne.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:43 AM

Since I have a phobia of the ocean, except for some fish and seafood which come out of it and prepared on dry land, the idea of a gigantic squid sends large shivers down my spine!

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:25 PM

Awesome article, thanks for the link. It really does amaze me how much we have left to discover on our very own planet let alone the universe. :tu:

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