Posted on Saturday, 14 May, 2011 | 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."