Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Calamari Anyone?

Japanese scientists, who are the best kind of scientists because they are really smart and have tamagotchis, have done what no one has done before: photographed a honest-to-goodness, living giant squid. This, ahem, sucker is 25 feet head to tentacle tip:

That weird white thing in the foreground is the bait and baitpole they used to attract him. Before this, we knew such squids existed, because they periodically washed up on beaches. We also knew they were constantly battling sperm whales, because we kept finding squid parts in whale stomachs and tentacle marks on whale skin. This monster would scare the bejeezus out of Nemo--the captain or the clown fish.

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Blogger Laura said...

Woah, thats one big squid.

Great blog :)

6:14 PM  

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