posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 03:27 PM
Originally posted by Monk
We believe. But if we find it, we'll only kill it
And it may be the only one of its kind. life is beutiful. We'd only destroy it. But it would be good to actually find it. It'd end up in some museum
or aquarium. Unhappy. And probably dead. Is this better?
I really doubt that. First, the Giant Squid lives just about as far away from humanity as possible on this earth, in depths that no human could ever
possibly reach, so it's not as though everyday people or tourists are going interact with one. There is no net long enough in the world to come close
to reaching the depths that the Gint Squid lives in, so deep sea fishermen wouldn't even be able to reach it.
Second, the ONLY people who really have the means and ability to find a Giant Squid are scientists, and I think it's pretty safe to say that
scientists are the most concerned for the welfare and conservation of wildlife of anyone on earth. They would fight vigoursly to defend it.
Finally, the thing can be over 80 feet long!
The best we can do right now is sending small, 10-15 foot submersibles down with videocameras to try
and catch a glimpse of the thing. There is simply NO WAY we could "capture" an adult (or even young) Giant Squid in its natural habitat.
I think the Giant Squid's primary concern is the Sperm Whale, at this point. They are much more threatening to the exsistance of squid than huamns.