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The Lusca - A giant octopus ?

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posted on May, 7 2003 @ 07:57 AM
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http://theshadowlands.net/octopus.jpg




The Lusca is a creature that the people of the Bahamas have seen for years. It matches the description of a giant octopus. Is that possible ? Pictured above are the remains of a unknown species of giant octopus ? While we know that giant squids do exist, it has never been confirmed that a giant octopus does, in fact, exist. The octopus would be more likely to attack ships and sailors than a squid would, so if there is a giant variety of the species, this could add credibility to stories of giant squid/octopus' attacking ships. The Kraken was a sea serpent that was seen by thousands of sailors. The Kraken description matches that of the giant squid. How many "Kraken" attacks were the work of an giant octopus ? An estimate on the size of the corpse in the picture if it was an octopus would make the octopus 150 to 200 feet tip to tip of the tentacles. The cell samples of the corpse were taken to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and tested. The cells of the creature were not identical to, but very closely resembled the octopus more than any other type of sea creature.




posted on May, 7 2003 @ 08:01 AM
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Lusca aw what a pretty name...does Luska want kelp treat?



posted on May, 7 2003 @ 08:01 AM
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What is thought to be the biggest octopus ever found has been caught in waters off New Zealand.



Marine biologist Dr Steve O'Shea estimates the specimen, which was damaged when fished up, would have measured four metres in length and weighed 75 kilograms.

"That's a conservative estimate," Dr O'Shea told BBC News Online. "It is an absolutely massive octopus."

The incomplete specimen has a mantle length (the standard measure of length in octopus and squid) of 0.69 metres, a total length of 2.9 metres and a weight of 61 kg.

Not a squid

Octopus (Haliphron) had previously been thought to reach a mantle length of only 0.4 metres and a total length of 2 metres.......LINK



posted on May, 7 2003 @ 08:09 AM
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The white dots indicate areas where sightings have occured frequently



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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Very nice post.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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growing up i always thought that octopus where large sea creatures due to depictions in art and movies .. anyone remember Popeye with Robin Williams? then you get older and watch natgeo and they're much smaller creatures.

regarding any sea monster art and stories are large squid or theoretical large octopus even capable of lifting their tenatacles above water with any strength? seems like the water plays a great deal in the effectiveness of having 30ft arms when you don't have any bones



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 12:46 AM
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There was an episode of "Monster Hunters" where they revisted the Lusca case. They attached a camera to a humboldt squid and they caught a giant octopus on camera for like a second. (Not endorsing the show though, but I found this part interesting).

I can't find the image/scene on the internet though, too much crap to filter through.



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