Be worried – us marine scientists are officially taking over the internet. I’m super excited to announce the launch of Deep Sea News on Pinterest. We’re still working out the kinks…and trust us, these new things can get pretty kinky (#TWSS). Bear with us as we build up our visual smorgasbord, and be sure to . . . → Read More: Announcing the DSN Pinterest empire!
The largest measured giant squid eye is 27 centimeters (10.63 inches), roughly the size of a large dinner plate. Whereas all giant squids don’t have goliath fine china size eyeballs, most are between 5-15 centimeters (~2-6 inches), their peepers are huge. The swordfish has roughly the same body size as a giant squid, yet . . . → Read More: Why the giant squid eye?
No doubt you have seen the Amazing Ocean Facts circulating around the web. It seems to be drawing renewed interest even though it cam out last year. Overall, I love the concept. Humor, cartoons, ocean creatures, and some science. Yes more please! However, I have to shot at National Geographic all because I take . . . → Read More: What is the true size of Colossal Squid?
The bubbles around me clear and as I regain my visibility my first thought is how wide is the mouth coming for me. Five feet? Six Feet? Will my whole body fit in there? As the whale shark closes the distance between us mouth first, I’m focused entirely on the size of the beast. It’s . . . → Read More: Whale Sharks and Giant Squids: Big or Bu!!$hit?
Want to know how to capture a Giant Squid on video? Some people use worms to attract fish. Others use intricately painted lures or feathery flies.To get the catch of a lifetime, marine biologist Edith Widder built a bioluminescent sphere that mimics the frenzied pinwheel display of a panicked jellyfish.Her soccer-ball-sized creation enticed a . . . → Read More: How to get video of the largest invertebrate
Finally found, albiet brief, video of the giant squid. Spectacular! Although it is unlikely, despite what the reporter states, that Giant Squids obtain sizes of 50 feet. As I mention in this post that covers everything you wanted to know about the Giant Squid, the longest scientifically recorded length of a Giant Squid is . . . → Read More: First Video Glimpse of the Giant Squid
As I mentioned before, Discovery Channel announced the capture of a live Architeuthis dux, aka the Giant Squid, on video. In the last couple of days, the first stills from the video were released. Above and below I have them both at the largest resolution I can find. I made a few predictions in . . . → Read More: First Stills of the Giant Squid
Who wants to crochet these for us in DSN giant squid red? Grumpy Octopus Coffee Cup Cozy via Neatorama.
If you haven’t already heard, Discovery Channel announced that they have captured Architeuthis dux, aka the Giant Squid on video. The giant squid has been captured on video in its natural habitat for the first time ever. This long-sought after footage — considered by many to be the Holy Grail of natural history filmmaking — . . . → Read More: Giant Squid on Video?!
German-based artist David Zink Yi creates ceramic dead giant squids through a 1200 degree firing process. Each of these, the largest at 16 feet and 660 pounds, is coated in a lead and copper glaze and all but one occur in a pool of blue ink. The art gallery’s commentary on the exhibit . . . → Read More: Giant Squid Ceramic Art Sculptures by David Zink Yi