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i got your 50 foot tentacle right here..

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by beardo, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. beardo

    beardo Guest

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    Giant squid
    could represent
    a new species

    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    HOBART, Australia, July 22 — A giant squid that washed up on an Australian beach could be a previously unknown species, scientists said Monday.
    THE 550-POUND (250-kilogram) creature was found dead Saturday on a beach in Hobart in Tasmania state and was transported Monday to the Tasmanian Museum. Experts were studying its unusual characteristics, which include long, thin flaps of muscle attached to each of its eight arms.
    “What we’ve seen on this animal we haven’t seen on other squid, and it’s a significant feature,” said zoologist David Pemberton. “It’s basically like having a pile of muscles on your own body that nobody else has ... and I think it will rewrite the taxonomy.”
    The squid had lost its two tentacles, which Pemberton said would have been about 50 feet (15 meters) long.
    Giant squid usually live on the edge of continental shelves, about 1,600 feet (490 meters) below the ocean’s surface, he said.
    Even if the scientists had wanted to, they couldn’t have made a feast of the mysterious squid — Pemberton said it has a high ammonia content which would make it inedible.
     
  2. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

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    "That's a huge bitch!!"
     
  3. A Fire Inside

    A Fire Inside Senior Member

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    Very interesting. I watched a good show on giant squid a while back on Discovery channel or something of the sort.
    I should have followed my dreams and became a marine biologist.
     
  4. juggernaut

    juggernaut Member

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    "but, at heart, he is just a peaceful giant."[/french accent]
     
  5. kissmyass#1

    kissmyass#1 Senior Member

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    yo, i saw that discovery channel show, it was kinda interesting.
     
  6. ledzep

    ledzep Junior Member

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    :lol:
     
  7. Wilt

    Wilt Guest

    that thing doesn't look over 50 feet....
     
  8. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

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    Merde! Merde! Merde!
     
  9. beardo

    beardo Guest

    haha we both deleted our posts to make it work, smart..

    like i was saying..

    the tentacles were 50 ft.. and if you read the article, they werent attached
     
  10. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    that's what she said...
     
  11. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    hahaha, and here we are again...
     
  12. Anyone seen the one they got in the Smithsonian? The one that's in a tank and has a bunch of signs that say "DO NOT TOUCH"? Well, hehe, I TOUCHED IT.

    It was gooey. Beer,

    El Mamerro
     
  13. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    ^ you touched a squid or just a tentacle ?
     
  14. Grandola

    Grandola Senior Member

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    i saw a big turtle at the zoo one time... that was fun.
     
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