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Old 01-08-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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It's going to be broadcast Jan 27 on Discovery. Here is a story about it: Captured deep beneath the waves: 10-foot squid filmed in natural habitat - World News
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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10 foot squid is considered GIANT? What is this one then - ginormous?

On February 22, 2007, authorities in New Zealand announced the largest known colossal squid had been captured. The specimen weighed 495 kg (1,091 lb) and was initially estimated to measure 10 m (33 ft) in total length.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Pretty big squid. Deeper out there, I am sure there are even larger ones.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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That is really neat. It's become easier to film these deep-sea wonders with the technology available. That squid is absolutely amazing. I wonder what happened to its two long tentacles though.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Free From The Oppressive State
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I'm torn by this.

On one hand, it is SO. COOL. to see the wildlife that far down that we have not seen before.

On the other hand, I think, "How are the humans going to screw them up, too."

Thanks for letting us know it will be on. I'll be watching...unless I get forced OT. Blergh.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I wouldn't trust the scientific legitimacy of anything I see on the Discovery Channel.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Yeah, Discovery Channel seems to be all about midgets and hillbillies or whatever ridiculously exploitative theme their latest 'reality' show happens to be about. That the Japanese were involved gives me pause; their record of respecting ocean life is not good.

It's a young squid; the adults are over 50 feet.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:00 AM
 
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Saw this on yahoo news I think its pretty cool.
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