Unidentified Sea Creature Found in Hawaii

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posted on Jul, 6 2007 @ 11:37 PM
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Unidentified Sea Creature Found in Hawaii


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What appears to be a half-squid, half-octopus specimen found off Keahole Point on the Big Island remains unidentified today and could possibly be a new species, said local biologists.

The specimen was found caught in a filter in one of Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority's deep-sea water pipelines last week. The pipeline, which runs 3,000 feet deep, sucks up cold, deep-sea water for the tenants of the natural energy lab.
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posted on Jul, 6 2007 @ 11:37 PM
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As the article states, things get kind of weird the deeper you go into the ocean. The ocean depths have revealed some strange things in the last few decades, but this particular "hybrid" creature is just a little more on the odd side one might expect.



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posted on Jul, 6 2007 @ 11:42 PM
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Wow, that is really strange
Pretty cool!!!!

Great find Grady!!!



posted on Jul, 7 2007 @ 06:54 AM
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Delightful discovery, though I'd have preferred naming it a squidopus ;-)



posted on Jul, 7 2007 @ 09:39 AM
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I was just musing to MrD the other day about what other life forms will we see from the depths of the ocean. Neat!

Oh, boy! Now I can have squid and octopus from one animal on my plate. Probably will still taste like chicken
Hey, maybe someday I'll get lucky with a hog alligator hybrid. Yummy.



posted on Jul, 7 2007 @ 12:15 PM
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Awesome find!
Though new creatures are found everyday, this has got to be one of the more interesting ones. Though, honestly I don't even know how an octo-squid would be possible. Seriously, they are from 2 different families (or is it phylums?...). Either way, the squid is a cnidarian, while the octopus is a mollusk. Odd.



posted on Jul, 7 2007 @ 07:16 PM
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By no means am I against space exploration and funding, but it makes one ponder why we still haven't explored the sea? Who knows maybe we have and theirs something down there the powers to be, don't want us seeing or knowing about. I once read a claim that it is more difficult to cope with the pressures of the deep sea than the extreme vacum of space. Is there any truth to that statement? I'm sure theres someone On ATS that's more than qualified to answer this. I would greatly appreciate it



posted on Jul, 7 2007 @ 08:00 PM
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Can you imagine that half squid/ half octupus the size of a of a giant super squid attacking merchant ships and whales. Oh my gosh that would be scary! Something has to be done before these creatures attack a Carnival Cruise Line. Just think, you could be in the casino of the ship enjoying a martini (shaken, not stirred) smoking a fancy french black cigerette eyeing the lovely ladies from across the room at the bacarat table and then suddenly.....CRAAAASSH!!! The ship tilts to it's side sending people through tables and crushed agaisnt the bulkhead. All you can hear through the screaming patrons is the ships claxon and the smooth talking captain alerting the passengers to stay calm that everything is under control.



posted on Jul, 7 2007 @ 08:08 PM
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No doubt a result of global warming......


Wow that is neat indeed, how does evolution answer this one?



posted on Jul, 7 2007 @ 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by edsinger
Wow that is neat indeed, how does evolution answer this one?


Easy, it's the link in evolution between the squid and octopus.



posted on Jul, 7 2007 @ 11:52 PM
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I don't think so, I just think it is another wonder of the creation.....a another duck billed platypus that lays eggs





posted on Jul, 8 2007 @ 12:44 AM
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in short
space is 'easy' compared to deep sea. look how far up in space we have been vs how far down. i think the deepest point is around 7 miles and we have only been down like 5. those are rought but it is close. het we can go thousands up.

i have been saying forever i wish deep sea exploration would be just as important as far as funding and such as i think there is just as much if not more to learn down there. after all, it is our home planet.
we already know things like sharks(i am pretty sure) do not get cancer. was watching some show on discovery channel and it talked abotu this medicine that we can get only from a certan protien from this certain crab.
i can't help but think we would find out more about water in general, species, and all kinds of amazing things.

apparently there is a serious pressure problem though



posted on Jul, 8 2007 @ 01:04 AM
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Has any gene testing been done to actually determine that it is part octopus? It probably is just a mutation that happens to look part octopus. People are born all the time with some freakish trait that makes them appear part animal but we all know that people cannot breed with animals.



posted on Jul, 8 2007 @ 01:55 AM
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Originally posted by edsinger
Wow that is neat indeed, how does evolution answer this one?


We know less about the creatures of the deep then we do about outer space. DNA testing would reveal many of the answers but two possibility's spring to mind . An species unknown to man evolved over time we didn't know about bear in mind that there are still species of Whale that we know little or nothing about.

The second possibility is that the animal is an naturally occurring hybrid.



posted on Jul, 8 2007 @ 03:23 AM
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This is a terrific find and as I love both the squid and octopus I'm really loving this!


I would also love to see deep sea exploration made easier in terms of funding and going deeper and longer. I am a believer in that for every disease there is on planet Earth, there is also a cure for it right here.

[edit on 8/7/2007 by Muppetus Galacticus]



posted on Jul, 8 2007 @ 04:16 AM
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One of the more interesting posts that I have run across here. I would think this is either a newly discovered breed of squid or octopus, not a hybrid. Can't wait to hear the results of the study.

Great post my friend!



[edit on 8-7-2007 by Lexicon Devil]





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