Well, I managed to wrestle away the reigns of the blog from our gracious guest editor tonight, Mr. Archie Teuthis. I think he did a fine job of wrangling posts and miscellanea from the Davy Jones’ Locker of our deep archive. Deep Sea News has been going strong since 2005 and we can’t do it . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: The Final Tentacle
Click to purchase on Amazon! Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid By Wendy Williams Abrams Publishing, 224 pages Reviewed by David Manly for Deep Sea News: When you look at the huge diversity of life on this planet, there are wondrous sites to behold. There are trees that grow until they . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Release the Kraken!
Machines of Nantes. Click image to see much more! THE KRAKEN Alfred Lord Tennyson Below the thunders of the upper deep, Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee About his shadowy sides; above him swell Huge sponges of millennial growth and height; And . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Tennyson’s Poem
From Dr. M in 2007: Growing up to two meters (six feet) long, Humboldt squid are formidable predators that hunt krill and a variety of fishes. Their normal habitat is within the tropical and subtropical waters of the East Pacific. Over the last few years, however, Humboldt squid have begun moving into cooler-water areas such . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Humboldts, They’re Here to Stay and They’re NOT Giant Squid
Its hard to believe that way way back in 2007, Kevin Z was writing his epic song Big Dead Squid, which launched in blogmusic career. Now 4 years later he is still #1 on the charts for invertebrate folk music posted on blogs! Little known fact about this song is that it was inspired by . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Big Dead Squid
How separated is Architeuthis and Kevin Bacon you ask? Dr. M previously analyzed this important pop culture metric: As you might remember although the Giant Squid had some cameos in previous “B” movies, it really was not until 1954 in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea that Mr. G. Squid hit the big time. In . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Architeuthis Is 3 Degrees Away from Kevin Bacon
We all know that Kraken Black-Spiced Rum if the official alcoholic beverage of the deep sea. And with epic educational videos like these, its a shoe in for the DSN K-12 outreach programme ;) But watch out, Jameson Whisky is trying to reach out to Deeplings everywhere and cut it’s share from the abyssal . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Drinks of the Abyss
Get the full length video on the Whales Tohora exhibition website. Dive with a sperm whale and join the hunt for the giant squid. This amazing experience is based on real scientific data taken from digital tags (D-tags) placed on sperm whales. From Search and Destroy, Whales Tohora exhibition. From Dr. M in 2007: . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Defenseless Kraken Hunted by Mean Ole Sperm Whales
This collection was brought to our attention by former DSN staffer Peter Etnoyer in 2008. ——————————- Today is Cephalopod Awareness Day. Jason at Cephalopodcast asks us to “embrace your inner octopus and let the world know what we think of our tentacled friends.” At the moment, Craig is in the running for a spot on . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Attacks of the Kraken
Squid Coin? Kraken Stamps? Guide to taking down a Kraken? Print of epic Rick “The Nature Boy” Flair royal rumbling with the Giant Squid? Must visit Betty Turbo's Etsy shop to see the full poster in its glory! . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Got Yer Squid Paraphernalia?