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Originally posted by pavil
why the comments from the above posters that seem to imply it is becoming more common?
fishermen trolling the waters off the coast of Tasmania recently scooped up three rare giant squid.
The discovery is making scientists squeal with delight and others squirm over the possibility that the creatures will be threatened by commercial fishermen.
The fishermen netted squid measuring about 15 meters (49.5 feet) from head to tentacle tip.
The specimen weighs about 250 kilograms and would be 15 to 18 metres long if its two tentacles were still attached. It is in very good condition.
The squid weighs about 550 pounds (250 kilograms) and was found in two pieces on Seven Mile Beach. Though her longest tentacles have been lost, estimates based on her remaining arms suggest she would have been around 50 feet—a little larger than the average giant squid, Architeuthis dux, found to date. She is not, however, a new species.
A giant squid has washed up near Strahan on Tasmania's west coast.
The squid, measuring about six metres long, was found last night on Ocean Beach by a member of the public.
Originally posted by mojo4sale
@pavil, 10 in 10 years probably is a lot compared to the past 100 years. Debatable?
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
A 550lb, 26 foot long specimen washed ashore on a beach in Tasmania, Australia yesterday. It is approximately the length of a bus, and 3 feet across at its widest point. That's a whole lot of calimari. Too bad the giants are lousy tasting though. lol
Originally posted by antar
...to global warming and the release of natural occuring chemicals from the polar ice cap melt off to the loss of plankton and other sea chain type events. I am hoping that in time this will reverse and all will be well with our planet again.