Steve O’Shea’s end game is to rear a giant squid in an aquarium. Step 1, try something easier first. He is rearing broad squid, Sepioteuthis australis, and has set up SQUIDCAM – a movable web-cam which operates 24/7 – so that enthusiasts around the world can monitor his progress. Earlier attempts in 2000 saw him . . . → Read More: Giant Squid in an Aquarium
Finally, the amazing underwater photographer Tony Wu caught a sperm whale with a piece of giant squid caught between its teeth. Must see pics! I’m not sure of the copyright status of the images so I will play it safe and just refer you to the exclusive story on the Daily Mail. One of the . . . → Read More: Sperm Whale Caught with Giant Squid Snack Between Teeth
NOAA scientists with giant squid aboard the NOAA research vessel Gordon Gunter. (Credit: NOAA) From NOAA… Scientists from NOAA’s Fisheries Service have captured a giant squid while conducting research off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. This is only the second known giant squid obtained from the Gulf of Mexico – the . . . → Read More: Architeuthis Caught In Gulf of Mexico
Point 1: The Giant Squid is Architeuthis dux. The Humboldt (or the Red Devil or Jumbo) Squid is Dosidicus gigas Point 2: The Humboldt Squid while large at ~2m in length and 45kg is not as large as the Giant Squid at 10-14m in length and 200-300kg. Point 3: The Humboldt Squid can be found . . . → Read More: Squid Fail
I would definitely cast my vote for this one.
The Duke Research site this month features my answers to five questions about ocean biodiversity, body size variation, blue whales, municipal water supplies, giant squids, cell membranes, giant isopods, islands, Victorian science, and of course the deep sea. Yeah I cover a lot.
My new personal research website is now up. If you have some free time head over and take a look around. I have everything about my research and every single one of my publications in pdf format. Some of those are great reads with a nice glass of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo on a rainy night. You . . . → Read More: New Website
Like Hitler says, “Its like giving money to a hooker for housecleaning…”
So was I thinking we could light a few candles, have some wine, and then… Yeah, squids are freaky…real freaky freaks. An article over at Practical Fish Keeping details the work of recent PhD Henk-Jan Hoving. His dissertation makes mine look like rainbows and unicorns. The thrust of his work was to study reproductive techniques . . . → Read More: Squid Cuts Body of Sexual Partner