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    Posted: 05 Feb 2007 at 8:08am
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I came across these pictures of giant squid caught near the Ross Ice Shelf by a Patagaonian Tooth Fish boat.  Imagine these as a livey!


Aparently the mantle was 12-14 feet but what an inking that could give.



Something to get a bit of scale from.


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Those things give me the shytes, i reakon if you went overboard at night, it wouldnt be the sharks that get ya its the bloody squid will!!!
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Hey DA, they brought one back to NZ a couple of years ago from that area. New species find, had 2 inch claws in tentacles that it could rotate to shred prey, easily big enought to take a man.
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If it really was Squid's brother, the best way to get him up on the boat would be to wave one of their wives at it.
Nobody has ever come up with a great idea after a second bottle of water.


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amazing pics! imagine the size of the calamari rings off that beast. Yummo!
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You can see where the stories came from of the Kraken from the old salty sea dogs, thats a big bugger but only a wee fulla compared to some down there I guess....As you say Tug boat if you fell over it would probably be those buggers that got ya first.
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that thing would take your head off if it decided to blow its load
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Originally posted by Moocha Moocha wrote:

You can see where the stories came from of the Kraken from the old salty sea dogs, thats a big bugger but only a wee fulla compared to some down there I guess....As you say Tug boat if you fell over it would probably be those buggers that got ya first.


Did you guy's see what those buggers did to that Marlin on Kezz & Mats DVD ?
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Yeah saw that nasty stuff AC..
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AC-you talking about the Grander Blue on Ultimate Lady? Thought that was a shark that knailed that fish.
 
 
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There was a grander Black that got sharked ?? Not that one - it was a Stripey out at the Wanganellas that came in stripped to the bone by those huge squid.
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Dead Ant, those are ****** amazing shots of the "colossal" squid, Mesonychoteuthis.. Big holes poked in it and the squid's still jetting a lot of water, and it's not letting go of that toothfish, either. Was that beast discarded or did it go off to a lab? (Or a kitchen? Unlike the giant squid, colossals are probably edible.) I wonder how many fish Meso had snapped off the lines before being found out.
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...mother of all darkness that is a scary looking beast...
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ha and we use fresh squid for snapper, can you get your head around the size of the red that would eat that mother .15kg might not do there guys, and i don't think anyone would be to keen on diveing in to help you, if it pulled you in either...
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Nasty piece of work that beast! On that dvd of Ultimate Lady(what a boat!) at the Whanganella's that marlin they pull in looks as though it has had a trip to see a professional fish filleter. Apart from the head there's nothing left! If you haven't seen it try to get a copy it will blow you away!
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Meso,
 
That particular squid is now at Te Papa sitting in the freezer being examined by scientists and then they are hoping to have it ondisplay ina  special freezer case at some stage but they wont put a date on it.
Yes its cold... no I dont care that you feel the cold easily... no we can't get out....
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