Thursday, September 29, 2005

Scientific American Giant Squid Photographs

Science & Technology at Scientific Live Giant Squid Photographed for First Time

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Zoologist Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Science Museum and Kyoichi Mori of the Ogasawara Whale Watching Association, both in Tokyo, Japan, finally triumphed in the deep ocean waters off the coast of the Ogasawara Islands, an archipelago 1,000 kilometers south of Japan.

CBBC Newsround | Animals | Photos taken of live giant squid

Kubodera squid - Google Search

Tsunemi Kubodera A1 and Kyoichi Mori A2

A1 National Science Museum Department of Zoology 3-23-1 Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0073, Japan
A2 Aza Higashi-machi Ogasawara Whale Watching Association Chichijima, Ogasawara, Tokyo 100-2101, Japan


The giant squid, Architeuthis, is renowned as the largest invertebrate in the world and has featured as an ominous sea monster in novels and movies. Considerable efforts to view this elusive creature in its deep-sea habitat have been singularly unsuccessful. Our digital camera and depth recorder system recently photographed an Architeuthis attacking bait at 900m off Ogasawara Islands in the North Pacific. Here, we show the first wild images of a giant squid in its natural environment. Recovery of a severed tentacle confirmed both identification and scale of the squid (greater than 8m). Architeuthis appears to be a much more active predator than previously suspected, using its elongate feeding tentacles to strike and tangle prey.

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I have an image of a trapped wolf biting its leg off to escape
or the trapped rock climber who cut off his own arm

News: Aron Ralston Amputate his own Arm
The Top Wilderness Survival Stories | Outside Online: "After his escape, Jeracki told the Associated Press, 'I'll never know if that was the best possible decision. But I'm here. I feel lucky to be alive.'"


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