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Originally posted by soothsayer
Last month on CNN, I read on the ticker that a 40' carcass was washed ashore, local biologists at first thought it belonged to a whale, but after study found it belonged to an "unknown" source. Anyone catch that, or have information?
Also, about 20-25 years ago, Japanese fisherman netted what appeared to be the remains of a pleasour; this one may already be covered, haven't read all the forums yet. Anything?
Shockwaves from scientific tests carried out by the Spanish navy have killed four giant squid -- one the length of a bus -- off Spain's coast in recent days, the head of a marine protection agency says.
"The navy ship the Hesperides is working in the area...and the shock waves (are the cause of death)," Luis Laria, president of marine protection agency CEPESMA, said Thursday.
The giant squid, mythologized as the monster that attacked Captain Nemo's Nautilus in the Jules Verne adventure "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," is the world's largest invertebrate and lives at depths of up to 6,500 feet.