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Giant sea creature baffles scientists

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by One_in_Ten, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. One_in_Ten

    One_in_Ten New Jack

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    SANTIAGO, Chile, July 2 — A huge, gelatinous sea creature found washed up on Chile’s coast has stumped scientists, who have sent samples to a specialist in France for help in identifying the mystery specimen. The dead creature was mistaken for a beached whale when first reported last week, but experts who went to see it said the 40-foot-long mass of decomposing lumpy gray flesh apparently was an invertebrate.
    “WE’D NEVER before seen such a strange specimen, we don’t know if it might be a giant octopus that is missing some of its parts or maybe it’s a new species,” said Elsa Cabrera, director of the Center for Cetacean Conservation in Santiago.
    The round leathery substance looks like a mammoth jelly fish and is about as long as a school bus.
    Giant octopus live at a depth of up to 9,500 feet and only rise to the surface when they die. Specimens have been known to be as long as 30 feet.
    There was speculation that the mass might be a whale skin, but Cabrera said it was too big and did not have the right texture or smell.
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    The Chilean Navy first spotted the mystery specimen along with another large mass near Puerto Montt, in southern Chile, but the other dead animal turned out to be a humpback whale.
    Cabrera’s group sent samples to French specialist Michel Raynal. The center contacted him and his initial impression was that it is a giant octopus, Cabrera told MSNBC.com.
    A review of literature found only one other giant octopus of a similar shape and size, Cabrera said, a specimen found on a Florida beach in 1896.
    Cabrera noted the Chilean specimen is bigger than what was found in 1896, measuring about 40 feet long, 18 feet wide, and three feet high at its highest point.
  2. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    hahahahha. holy shit that is interesting. good threadddasdsadasd.

    almost as baffling as the success of this horrid movie: [​IMG]
  3. One_in_Ten

    One_in_Ten New Jack

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    WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 — A ghostly, 23-foot-long creature glides through the deep sea, its gossamer fins billowing against the black water. Its arms, more than half its total length, trail behind like delicate threads. The squid doesn’t react right away to the submarine’s approach, but it shoots away into the dark once the sub gets too close. Researchers have captured scenes like this on videotape eight times, in four different oceans, within recent years. That’s quite a lot of exposure for an animal that no one has reported seeing before.

  4. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    yeah i heard about that guy. evolution is fucking crazy. its so good.
  5. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

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    this thread makes me not want to go to the beach anymore.:shook:
  6. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10
    it baffles the mind to wonder what else is on earth that humans have no clue about. interesting..
  7. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,493 Likes Received: 211
    that thing looks like a big ass snot
  8. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    when God hocks a loogie...

    I swear that we dont need to look to space to find aliens.
    They are right here, right now, chilling at the bottom of the sea
    with some of the wisest creatures on the planet. Remember those
    tree creatures in Lord Of The Rings? Well I sear there's some ancient
    shit like that currently underneath us.

    like this thing -->:chicken:

    the fuck is that mutant freak?
  9. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    i'm conviced that there is some crazy, bugged out shit at the bottom of the ocean. prehistoric monsters and the such.
  10. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
    like the movie abyss
  11. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    i thought is said:

    Giant sea creature BATTLES scientists .

  12. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    i have this book that shows a bunch of china men pullin out a dead dinosaur....the story read that the community was so sick by the smell that they threw it back in the water....

    how unamerican of them
  13. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    there needs to be more sea creature scientist battles, theyve been lacking in the last few years.

    undersea rules.
  14. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 21, 2002 Messages: 3,975 Likes Received: 0
    holy FUCK we need a "mysterious sea creatures thread"

    someone make it who can bring the aqua-funk
  15. alure

    alure Dirty Dozen Crew

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    very interesting...