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Deep sea horror, this bigfin squid image is the stuff of nightmares.

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posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 03:41 PM
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Here's another video captured in 2001. (There's also one available from 1998.) The video from 2001 is a lot clearer than that from 2007. Plus, it shows the squid swimming.


(If video doesn't embed: www.youtube.com...)

Notice it doesn't have the "paddles". I believe those belong to the oil drilling equipment that have been mistaken for belonging to the squid. (Seems more appearent on the 2007 video.)




posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 06:38 PM
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That's what I was thinking, too. I knew I had seen appendages similar to that on smaller squid.

And yes, if those are it's suction-cups, then that is one large animal.



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 06:43 PM
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Incorrect. They are buoys or some other part of the structure of the drilling rig from which the video was taken, and from that video is the OP's picture composited. They can be seen in more detail at :7 seconds of the video in the OP. They are blurred in the picture because of the compositing technique used.


Thank you for pointing that out.



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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LewsTherinThelamon
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Incorrect. They are buoys or some other part of the structure of the drilling rig from which the video was taken, and from that video is the OP's picture composited. They can be seen in more detail at :7 seconds of the video in the OP. They are blurred in the picture because of the compositing technique used.


Thank you for pointing that out.



DeadSeraph
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Ah. Thanks for clearing that up


You're quite welcome good sirs.


theantediluvian
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I don't know about the author of that article, but a bus-sized creature lurking 3,000 feet in the frigid inky blackness of the arctic ocean, silently waiting to ambush unsuspecting pray with tentacles bearing razor sharp hooks doesn't seem to fit my own definition of "docile."

Crocodiles are ambush predators too, and I'm not going swimming with them either.


Maybe docile wasn't the best choice of words... o.O

I was only trying to refute Helious's proclamation that squid don't like you and will attack you. I mean, they might attack you, particularly if you're swimming around in that sequined jumpsuit you keep stuffed away in the back of your closet, but it's not like their only goal as far as humans go is to ambush us, kill us, deep-fry us, and serve us up crispy with sides of lemon and cocktail sauce. That's all I was trying to say.



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 07:49 PM
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Kind of reminds me of the aliens from independence day.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 12:06 AM
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Bedlam
Giant sea-going bacteriophage?



Perhaps we ought to call it a "sea kitten", that's PETA's most recent moniker for such things.


LOL isn't that the AIDS virus?

that thing looks like a US funded killer droid bot
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posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 12:42 AM
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How on earth does it eat? I'd like to see it in action, even if it's just to ensure I never go near it.

There is a bloody good reason I never go in the sea



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 03:27 AM
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It makes you think of the risk those people took when they went to Marianas Trench. Or any submariners that go deep. I wonder if surface vessels are at any danger, because isn't it true that creatures built for those high pressure depths would die if they get to close to the surface from decompression? I guess there's no way to know until they catch an adult. So even with how long those tentacles are, its only 26 feet long or more? Unless by or more they mean like twice that amount, then, that doesn't seem right to me. But maybe I have misinterpreted the image and its much smaller. So if its about 26 feet long, then the actual body is just 6 inches or one foot? I wanted the body to be like 12 feet or 15 feet, and the tentacles to be 200 feet long when I looked at the picture



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 07:51 AM
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DeadSeraph
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I believe those belong to the squid. They look like the flap like tentacles with suckers on them that most squid use to grab their prey with (in this case the suckers are on the other side of the tentacles compared to the view of the camera). If that is indeed what they are, it makes the length of the creature even more remarkable when you take the perspective of the shot into account.
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No they're part of the equipment... you can see it in the first 30 seconds of the video the still was taken from.

www.youtube.com...



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 07:58 AM
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DeadSeraph
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I believe those belong to the squid. They look like the flap like tentacles with suckers on them that most squid use to grab their prey with (in this case the suckers are on the other side of the tentacles compared to the view of the camera). If that is indeed what they are, it makes the length of the creature even more remarkable when you take the perspective of the shot into account.
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no way in the world that squid could have or control them.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 08:02 AM
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cosmicexplorer
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i dont know why but i feel that thing wants to claw my face off...just a vibe.


yeah, it will tear you up.

starting with your face.

that's why i don't even frolic in the ocean.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 08:37 AM
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lol i have a major fear of large bodies of water. (oceans, rivers lake and the such) my friend laugh, i now want one so i can shove in my friends face whike screaming "i told you, didn't i. there is a good reason why we dont have fins and gills, and why being wet is uncomfortable" it also reminds me of some dumb video on youtube about an irish guy that hunts the "slenderman" that roam in the forest behind his house. he said they were really land dwelling squids that let of a hallucingeneic and neurotoxic that made the victim see a faceless person in a suit. laughed my self silly after watching, his guy spent his life hunting it turns out he had a psychosis that caused him to hallucinate. he'd been shooting at thin air.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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Auricom
Here's another video captured in 2001. (There's also one available from 1998.) The video from 2001 is a lot clearer than that from 2007. Plus, it shows the squid swimming.


(If video doesn't embed: www.youtube.com...)

Notice it doesn't have the "paddles". I believe those belong to the oil drilling equipment that have been mistaken for belonging to the squid. (Seems more appearent on the 2007 video.)



the one squid in the OP is another squid but all you see are its paddle appendages. the one you linked a video too is smaller by a massive size
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posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 08:54 AM
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DeadSeraph
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I believe those belong to the squid. They look like the flap like tentacles with suckers on them that most squid use to grab their prey with (in this case the suckers are on the other side of the tentacles compared to the view of the camera). If that is indeed what they are, it makes the length of the creature even more remarkable when you take the perspective of the shot into account.
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The long armed squid does not have those. It is a larger squid out of the pictured area that those belong too



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 09:04 AM
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ExquisitExamplE

DeadSeraph
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I believe those belong to the squid. They look like the flap like tentacles with suckers on them that most squid use to grab their prey with (in this case the suckers are on the other side of the tentacles compared to the view of the camera). If that is indeed what they are, it makes the length of the creature even more remarkable when you take the perspective of the shot into account.
edit on 26-11-2013 by DeadSeraph because: (no reason given)


Incorrect. They are buoys or some other part of the structure of the drilling rig from which the video was taken, and from that video is the OP's picture composited. They can be seen in more detail at :7 seconds of the video in the OP. They are blurred in the picture because of the compositing technique used.


I don't think they are buoys. If the light in the back is the sun shining through from the surface than the buoys are floating in the wrong direction. If they are part of the platform that is the first time I have seen such that would go out side ways from the structure. My grandfather built model oil rigs for Exxon and Chevron and not one model ever has buoys like that. If the light is coming from a different direction and is part of the rig then the picture is from a submersible that moves remotely around the rig which is how most of these camera operate. the remote submersible cameras are for routine inspection of the rig and occasionally are they turned away to look around.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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theantediluvian
From Wikipedia:



Another mental image to keep me from going in much further than waist deep

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Amazing creature straight out of the twilight zone. I does look like an alien creature...

I am also wondering what those 2 big "bulb like" things are in the bottom of the OP picture...Could be nothing bit they look huge!



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 11:28 AM
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I find swimming in the open ocean and scuba diving a little scary because of the limited visibility. When something big and indistinct looms out of the murk it can make you quite nervous, till you get a grip on yourself. Being in the near neighbourhood of barracuda or a shark would scare me all right.

BUT

I don't find that poor animal in the least bit frightening. Honestly, I can't even see why everybody else seems to.

I'd love to see one close up. I bet there's a lot more interesting detail that the picture doesn't show.


edit on 27/11/13 by Astyanax because: I stepped on a jellyfish.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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Somebody phone Tom Cruise? Just for bait i hope...
Even then only for a smaller one.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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That thing is truly freaky...



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 06:24 PM
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Squids are pretty smart, also few realize it but a lot of deep sea critters basically fish for there next meal. I know its kind of silly thinking of fish as fishing, but that squid like the angler fish and many others if not all have evolved there own little mechanisms to do basically that. They fish for there next meal, some sometimes literally waiting around for weeks or months till something comes along and bites.

Some weird critters down there not to mentioned the unseen and undiscovered ones, even the ones we know of have some weird habits, such as the matting habits of angler fish.


On that squid. I would not say there scary, and there to smart to bother with something that is unknown and not pray. But you would not want to be stuck down there if it suddenly got curious or decided to see what this new possible meal tasted like. But unless your in a submarine, its not like your going to be diving that deep anyways.



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