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Is the giant squid the new giant panda ?


Posted on Saturday, 14 May, 2011 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Scientists have proposed using the giant squid as a symbol for marine conservation efforts.

Described as the "giant panda of the seas" the squid represents the world in which it lives and captures the imagination, offering a potential figurehead for the purpose of promoting awareness towards saving animal life in the world's oceans.

"Can a 13-metre long beastie, all tentacles and suckers, be a conservation icon for our time? Scientists are proposing that the giant squid Architeuthis be emblemised and celebrated to help promote the conservation of marine diversity."

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Comment icon #9 Posted by Device on 14 May, 2011, 13:07
If it was up to me, I'd probably choose a Great White Shark or a maybe even a Jelly Fish. But I'm okay with the Giant Squid. There's a sort of dynamic quality to them.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Setton on 14 May, 2011, 13:14
Do we have to like them? No but they were suggested as a better mascot because people like them more than squid. I was pointing out that there are people who dislike every animal. I think a seal would be a good idea though. Maybe a seal pup. No-one can look at those and feel angry
Comment icon #11 Posted by StarGateAtlantis on 14 May, 2011, 14:41
someone will turn this into an internet fad and make it sneeze or something. Imagine: The dramatic head turning Squid. DUM DA DUNNNNN!!!!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Taut on 14 May, 2011, 20:28
When is a squid not a squid? When it's a Panda. Good Lord. Who chooses these icons and surrogates and spins?
Comment icon #13 Posted by Thebestdisplaynameever on 15 May, 2011, 0:14
this would be one crazy pet
Comment icon #14 Posted by Timonthy on 15 May, 2011, 1:34
This is a terrible idea. Rebuttals welcome.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Soul Kitchen on 15 May, 2011, 2:03
Dolphins are notorious for being one of the only other species that kills and rapes for fun. They're not the clowns of the sea, more like the Mongol Hordes of the sea. It's arguable. People like Dolphins more than Giant Squids. They're cute. Dolphins aren't really uncommonly malicious. It's just that the bad things they do become more noticeable in contrast to the popular idea of them.
Comment icon #16 Posted by thewild on 16 May, 2011, 3:16
Why not Spongebob for that matter. All kids love that Spongebob. In all seriousness I think the giant squid is a great mascot because it is something you don't see everyday. Heck they just proved it exists not too long ago.
Comment icon #17 Posted by ShayShayRulz on 19 May, 2011, 15:04
I think having the giant squid or architusis is a wonderful thing!! Just like the giant panda they are believed to almost be extinct and brings to life the real mysteries of the deep.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Drakester on 20 May, 2011, 4:31
I think having the giant squid or architusis is a wonderful thing!! Just like the giant panda they are believed to almost be extinct and brings to life the real mysteries of the deep. Agreed; Architeuthis (and Mesonychoteuthis) are like, the incarnation of everything's thats mysterious, spectacular and "alien" about the ocean's depths. Unfortunately, as many already said, squids lack the cuteness to be posterboys. It's like, if you made a movie and wanted teenage girls to go see it, you wouldn´t use Jack Nicholson's face in the poster. Jack Nicholson is creepy. He is awesome, but creepy. Same ... [More]


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