Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tentacles on Ice

Fishermen net ultra-rare Colossal Squid. I recall as a youth that while occasional parts of these beasts washed up on shore or were found in the bellies of Sperm Whales, no person had ever seen one live. Over the years we've gotten the occasional peak, but this really takes the cake as a thousand pound squid was caught by chance.

At the time it was caught, O'Shea said it would make calamari rings the size of tractor tyres if cut up — but they would taste like ammonia.

Once again science shows not all dreams can come true.

Image credit: Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand


Luke said...

Aquaman's gonna be pissed.

Anonymous said...

I remember looking at fake squids at the science museum with you when you were about 10. You were fascinated with it. I believe that is the museum that is now near where you work.