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BBC - Future - The animals thriving in the Anthropocene
"It is not clear why cephalopods are proliferating. One possibility is that we are fishing the animals that prey on them."
evolution  squid 
7 weeks ago by kevan
Giant squid, what big eyes you have. All the better to spot sperm whales with, my dear. | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine
"Nilsson and Warrant showed that its huge eyes could pick up [the light of bioluminescent creatures dispersed by a whale] from 120 metres away, and they can scan a huge sphere of water for those tell-tale flashes."
squid  light  evolution 
march 2012 by kevan
The Total Destruction of Margate - Frog Morris Artist
"Margate's abandoned amusement arcades, Victorian alleyways, crumbling tower blocks and closed up shops disguised by painted facades made the perfect backdrop for a B Movie story."
apocalypse  monsters  squid  theatre 
november 2011 by kevan
Alien-like Squid With "Elbows" Filmed at Drilling Site
"Oil companies are there to develop hydrocarbons, not find new species. [...] These discoveries may, in fact, have a negative impact on very expensive and valuable lease tracts if someone decides a rare species needs to be protected."
squid  videos  business 
november 2008 by kevan
AFP: Paris' latest star is no damp squid
"France's National Museum of Natural History on Tuesday unveiled the world's first 'plastinated' squid -- a 6.5-metre-long (21.25-feet) deep-sea beast donated by New Zealand and named in honour of a creature featuring in Maori legend."
squid  plastic  paris 
march 2008 by kevan
Gaia Online Store - Tentacle Arm
A green polyester tentacle sleeve, with rubber suction cups.
clothes  squid  via:wonderland 
january 2008 by kevan
The Search for the Giant Squid - Richard Ellis
The past eight years have done a lot to dent the mythical status of the living giant squid, but this still stands up as a solid history of all sightings and contexts. It trawls in some tenuous sea monsters as potential suspects, but they're all good.
booklog  squid  history  mysteries  via:mattgreen 
september 2007 by kevan
Seed: New Zealand Scientists May Microwave Colossal Squid
"A colossal squid weighing nearly half a tonne and believed to be the biggest ever caught is being kept on ice as scientists ponder whether to put it into a massive microwave oven." Includes the tractor-tire squid-ring cliche.
squid  techology  ice  via:holly 
march 2007 by kevan
Photos: Fishermen haul in world's biggest squid - New Zealand Herald
"Weighing an estimated 450kg, the colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) was eating a hooked toothfish when it was hauled to the surface of the New Zealand vessel San Aspiring, owned by the Sanford seafood company."
squid 
february 2007 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Large squid lights up for attack
"The footage reveals the creatures emitting short flashes from light-producing organs, called photophores, on their arms. [...] Japanese scientists believe the creatures use the bright flashes to disorientate potential victims." With video.
squid  light  videos 
february 2007 by kevan
Researchers catch giant squid - CNN.com
"A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live - possibly for the first time - and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday."
squid  videos  japan 
december 2006 by kevan
Pharyngula: Squid attack!
"Photographs of selected frames from a high-speed cine sequence of the capture of prey (a penaeid shrimp) with the tentacles by Loligo pealei. The elapsed time (ms) from the start of the sequence is indicated in the upper left-hand corner of each frame."
squid  films  time  science 
october 2006 by kevan
Road To Bali (1952)
"What happened - is the picture over?" Careeringly arbitrary slapstick and fourth-wall-breaking, with occasional songs, and Bob Hope fighting a giant squid.
filmlog  3stars  love  music  squid  monkeys 
august 2006 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Giant squid grabs London audience
They're following me. "One of the biggest and most complete giant squids ever found is on display at London's Natural History Museum." Possibly worse condition than the Melbourne one, but it's not crammed into a block of ice.
squid  london  museums  todo 
february 2006 by kevan
Poor Mojo's Squid - Knitting A Squid Hat For Your Infant
"Pick two buttons and sew them on. To be more accurate, sew them on each side. To make the squid more friendly looking sew them near the sides but both on the front."
squid  clothes  children 
january 2006 by kevan
... and God Created Squid ...
"Invoking Occams's razor together with our Creation hypothesis leaves us with only one reasonable explanation. The world was created as a habitat for the giant squid. Humans were put here to control the large predators that would otherwise bother [them]."
squid  religion  evolution 
january 2006 by kevan
News.com.au - Eye-to-eye with a giant squid
"Children who come to view Archi, whose tentacles are doubled back and forth above him in a custom-made box in Melbourne Aquarium, will be safe. The 7m monster is trapped in the biggest block of ice ever made in Australia."
squid  ice  todo 
december 2005 by kevan
New Scientist - Broody squid carry their eggs in their arms
"The adults held the egg sac using two rows of talon-like hooks on the underside of three of their four pairs of arms. The sac is formed of two thin membranes which form a hollow tube, open at both ends."
squid  children  videos 
december 2005 by kevan
Archibald Dux - A Modern Squid
Somebody's giant soft-toy squid. "Archibald is a giant squid made out of lycra and stuffed with polyester filling. He stands 15 feet tall, has black eyes, a hidden pocket, and is red in color." Smaller ones are forthcoming.
squid  toys 
november 2005 by kevan
SwarmSketch - Giant Squid
Wonderfully monstrous and scribbly collaborative sketch of a giant squid. They're lifting zeitgeist keywords from news RSS feeds and starting new ones after X hundred submissions, now.
squid  art  emergence 
october 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | What's the best way to cook a giant squid?
"'With this being a very large squid, it must be very old and quite tough,' [Paul Gidroy] explains. Though they are suited to younger squid, you could, he concedes, make squid rings. 'But they'd be very big rings!' he cautions."
squid  food  poison 
september 2005 by kevan
News24: Giant squid 'an active predator'
Japanese team get the first ever video footage of an architeuthis (dux?), although have only released photos. "When the severed limb was brought up to the surface, its huge suckers were still able to grip the boat deck and any fingers that touched them."
squid 
september 2005 by kevan
Stanford Online: Smart squid may unlock the secret of how animals and people learn
"If a squid does not learn to control its startle-escape reflex during [childhood], it seems to lose the ability to program its nervous system in a way that allows it to perform the sophisticated hunting skills that are necessary to survive in the wild."
squid  brains  children  science 
august 2005 by kevan
In Search of the Red Demon
"As I floated there transfixed, a large squid moved to within two feet and flashed again. Mesmerized by the strobe effect, I didn't see that another squid was rushing in from my left." Filming Humboldt squid - the importance of being prepared.
squid  films  water 
august 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Life | So long, sucker
The National History Museum has a giant squid. They're still preparing it. "The plan is to build a giant glass tank that could sit in the museum on public display, with the squid suspended at its centre."
squid  london  museums  todo  via:holly 
may 2005 by kevan
squidblog: Global warming creates Squidzilla?
"With every degree Celsius warmer our planet gets, we could have up to 20 percent more calamari. [...] Squid are extremely sensitive to temperature, and individual cephalopods react to warmer weather by developing a larger body mass."
squid  monsters  weather 
april 2005 by kevan
Giant Squids by Jacob Berendes (at the Dirt Palace)
Three 16ft plush squid in a gallery window, with magnificent tentacle suckers. "They were filled with miscellaneous packing materials, just like a real squid."
squid  art  via:brendan 
april 2005 by kevan
LiveScience: Mystery of Large Squid Caught on Video
Luring predators to a mounted camera using screaming electronic jellyfish, and catching a glimpse of a mystery squid. "It has body and tentacle characteristics different from any known squids."
squid  videos  mysteries  surveillance  technology 
march 2005 by kevan
Cuttlefish Husbandry; What is a Cuttlefish?
Tips on buying and keeping. "New cuttlefish are especially prone to inking if their environment rapidly changes. For example, if someone bumps the tank or the lights come on suddenly they may ink."
squid  water  prison 
march 2005 by kevan
Baron Bob: Cocktail Squids
Inedible. "You'll make every cocktail an adventurous frolic to the depths of the sea when you have a colorful 1-1/2" plastic squid perched on the rim of your glass."
drinks  squid  plastic 
february 2005 by kevan
Squid Metal Sculpture
A harbourside squid, built from rusty junkyard debris. $3,500.
squid  metal  art 
february 2005 by kevan
Mythical Creatures: The Sea Monk
"He spake not a word. All manner of meates he gladly did eate, but more greedilie raw fishe, after he had crushed out all the moisture. [...] At length, when he was not well looked to, he stale away to the sea and never after appeared."
fish  religion  squid  monsters  mysteries  food 
february 2005 by kevan
Mythical Creatures: The Sea Bishop
"A fish that appears like a bishop. This idea may be based on the belief that everything on land has a corresponding creature in the sea. [...] Might be: a giant squid. Squids have heads shaped like a bishop."
fish  squid  mysteries  monsters  religion 
february 2005 by kevan
Mule Design Feed Store | CephaliPod
A felt-crafted squid-shaped iPod cover. "Your iPod's glaring whiteness is relaying signals back to the humans."
squid  music  clothes 
february 2005 by kevan
Squidblog
A weblog devoted to giant squid and "related semi-mythical creatures". Maybe I can turn off my food-and-server-spammed Google news alert, now.
squid  weblogs 
january 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Jumbo squid wash up in California
"Authorities have warned they could harbour bacteria - and are still capable of squirting out ink."
squid  death  bacteria 
january 2005 by kevan
Kraken Stamps
"Most Kevan-esque webpage ever" says Leonard. "This stamp depicts a giant squid attacking a sperm whale. Part of a four stamp set commemorating whale conservation."
squid  paper  art 
january 2005 by kevan
Yellow Jacket Crime Deterrent System DNA maker
Uniquely-chemically-fingerprinted dayglo-yellow paint bombs, to deter criminals and assailants by making them traceable, or at least very surprised. Alternatively; train a pet squid.
crime  paint  squid  technology 
december 2004 by kevan
New Scientist: Giant squid to be 'plastinated' for posterity
Steve O'Shea and Gunther von Hagens collaborate: "They’re so heavy, they collapse under their own weight. You lose the lovely cylindrical mantle and arms."
art  plastic  squid 
december 2004 by kevan
Times Online - Food & Drink - Squid with tomato and peas
How to prepare and serve squid. "Pull out the inner quill. Cut off the tentacles, from just above the eyes, and squeeze and discard the small ball-like beak that pops out."
food  squid 
november 2004 by kevan
CNN.com - Cocaine haul hidden in giant squid
Dead ones, and not actually giant ones. Was hoping for a trained architeuthis smuggling through deep international waters.
police  secrets  squid 
november 2004 by kevan
EurekAlert: In a tiny squid, bacterial toxin governs organ development
Cute Hawaiian bobtail squid use disease-causing molecules to produce light. "Until now, molecules of a virulent nature have not been recognized as having essential roles in development."
bacteria  evolution  light  squid 
november 2004 by kevan
komo 4 news | Huge Squid Wash Ashore Near Long Beach
"An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 Humboldt jumbo flying squid - typically found off the coast of Mexico - have washed up on southwest Washington beaches in the past few days."
death  mysteries  squid 
october 2004 by kevan
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Angler snags first jumbo flying squid found in British Columbia
"As Gudmundseth tried to extract hooks from the squid's beak and eye, the squid attacked with its tentacles, changing from bright red to brilliant white to brown to bright red again and back to brown in the struggle."
squid  war 
october 2004 by kevan
Pharyngula: Vampire Squid
Deep-sea squid that "ooze a viscous, glowing goo" in the dark, as an alternative to ink. Were probably not used to make highlighter pens during the Renaissance.
light  squid 
september 2004 by kevan
STUFF : Giant squid trucked to Auckland for autopsy
A 5.7m giant squid washes up dead in New Zealand. Steve O'Shea is on the case.
death  squid 
august 2004 by kevan
NOAA Ocean Explorer: Deep Scope 2004 mission log
Seabed bioluminescence-detector camera captures a few seconds of a "very large squid" (6ft).
squid  videos 
august 2004 by kevan
Reuters | Australian Town Joins Global War on Plastic Bags
"Thousands of turtles, birds and other marine animals are killed each year after mistaking the millions of bags in the world's oceans for squid and jellyfish."
birds  chelonians  illusions  litter  plastic  pollution  squid 
august 2004 by kevan
The New York Times > Ogre? Octopus? Blobologists Solve an Ancient Mystery
It's those decomposed whale corpses, again. "In 1972, a jittery analyst wondered if one particularly enigmatic blob was the decomposing body of a giant alien from outer space."
aliens  death  fish  octopuses  science  squid 
july 2004 by kevan
Flax Art & Design - Nemo Whisks
Colourful squid-shaped whisks - saw these in Paris last year.
food  squid 
july 2004 by kevan
Teemings Issue 7 : "Fu Manchu and the Giant Squid" by Cal Meacham
"Yet, amazing as this may sound, in no book by Jules Verne is there an attack on a submarine (or any other vessel) by an enormous octopus or squid."
books  squid 
july 2004 by kevan
Squidfish.net - Photo Gallery
Brief, excellent video clip of a squid tentacling a moving lure, then realising its mistake and launching clouds of ink. "I'm hit! I'm hit!"
squid  videos 
july 2004 by kevan
squidbee
A squid and a bee, on a bed of lettuce.
bees  photos  squid 
july 2004 by kevan
"Changed Priorities Ahead" pictures
Faked roadsigns in Exeter, from four years ago. Much better than the contextless "some art, but in a red circle" bopano.net ones.
cheating  squid  symbols  traffic 
june 2004 by kevan
Medieval Woodcuts Clipart - Fish and Sea Monsters
A possible ludicrously-interpreted giant squid in #23.
art  history  monsters  squid 
june 2004 by kevan
The Tech | Exhibits | Online | The Robot Zoo! | Squid
Excellent technosquid mockup sketches from the Robot Zoo.
robots  squid 
may 2004 by kevan
Was the Odyssey's Scylla a Giant Squid?
With her six toothed "heads" on long "necks", and a "terrible bark" that may have been air-spurting squid noises.
history  monsters  squid 
may 2004 by kevan
The New Yorker: The Squid Hunter
A journalist joins Steve O'Shea as he builds and deploys a Coke-bottle giant squid trap (to catch paralarvae; baby architeuthis). Excellent interview and history.
interviews  squid 
may 2004 by kevan
My Pet Squid
Surreal squid-care advice: "Squids eat caviar. The better the caviar, the better your squid will be. A well-fed squid is more likely to venture out on land, approximating a mammilian pet in a very satisfying way."
squid 
may 2004 by kevan
The Octopus News Magazine Online
"Your Octopus, Squid and Cephalopod Information Center."
news  squid 
may 2004 by kevan
A Very Large Sperm Whale was Locked in Deadly Conflict with a Squid
Or a very small sperm whale. Or a giant squid. A not-very-good painting from 1899.
art  squid  war 
may 2004 by kevan
Giant Squid of the Newfoundland Banks
From a painting by Herbert B. Judy (1905)
art  squid 
may 2004 by kevan
Greenpeace Campaign to Save Deep Sea Life
Campaigning for a moratorium on bottom-trawling. Save the giant squid.
politics  squid 
may 2004 by kevan
Overfishing of squid may drive whales away
And if the whales go, what will the *giant* squid eat?
evolution  squid 
may 2004 by kevan

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