SQUID TIME!

11 Dec 2012

squidbrainz:

Whoa.. Though I’m pretty excited to see this footage I’m a little scared of what comes next. My peeps have been dodging the camera for hundreds of years and this guy may have just blown it for the whole species cos let’s face it, when humankind gets close to nature, they fuck everything up. We’ve all seen what they do to normal sized squids (calamari, squid beak necklaces, noodles in black ink, takoyaki, etc.) sigh…

11 Dec 2012

rhamphotheca:

The Squid and the Whale 
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History zoologist and giant squid expert, Dr. Clyde Roper, weighs in to debunk some common myths about the giant squid’s most famous predator, the sperm whale: 
“Giant squid do not eat sperm whales. They eat small fishes, like orange roughy and hokie, and small squids. Quite the opposite…sperm whales eat giant squid, and many other species of midwater and deep sea squids, some quite small. The sucker rings of the largest giant squid are a maximum of 2” in diameter. Any scars on a whale larger than that are either old scars that have enlarged somewhat as the whale has grown.  
The largest giant squid specimens ever recorded were 60 ft total length, back in the 19th Century. I have examined over 100 specimens in museums and on beaches all over the world, and the largest I have ever seen was in the 40-45 foot range. Please note that the two long feeding tentacles make up about 2/3 the total length of a giant squid.”
Smithsonian have just published a children’s book on the giant squid: “Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster”, by Mary M. Cerullo and Clyde F. E. Roper, 2012. The book’s target audience is 10-14 years, but the whole age spectrum can learn something from it. 
via the Smithsonian Ocean Portal:
http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life-ecosystems/giant-squid

rhamphotheca:

The Squid and the Whale

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History zoologist and giant squid expert, Dr. Clyde Roper, weighs in to debunk some common myths about the giant squid’s most famous predator, the sperm whale: 

Giant squid do not eat sperm whales. They eat small fishes, like orange roughy and hokie, and small squids. Quite the opposite…sperm whales eat giant squid, and many other species of midwater and deep sea squids, some quite small. The sucker rings of the largest giant squid are a maximum of 2” in diameter. Any scars on a whale larger than that are either old scars that have enlarged somewhat as the whale has grown. 

The largest giant squid specimens ever recorded were 60 ft total length, back in the 19th Century. I have examined over 100 specimens in museums and on beaches all over the world, and the largest I have ever seen was in the 40-45 foot range. Please note that the two long feeding tentacles make up about 2/3 the total length of a giant squid.

Smithsonian have just published a children’s book on the giant squid: “Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster”, by Mary M. Cerullo and Clyde F. E. Roper, 2012. The book’s target audience is 10-14 years, but the whole age spectrum can learn something from it. 

via the Smithsonian Ocean Portal:

http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life-ecosystems/giant-squid

12 Jun 2012

Squid muffins!!

Squid muffins!!

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29 May 2011

on vacation in hawaii!! <3

on vacation in hawaii!! <3

16 Mar 2011

I finally got a squid tattoo! Over 6 years of being nicknamed squid and 9 tattoos in, its been a long wait! Tribute to squids and gaming!! 
BLOOPER TATTOO &lt;3

I finally got a squid tattoo! Over 6 years of being nicknamed squid and 9 tattoos in, its been a long wait! Tribute to squids and gaming!! 

BLOOPER TATTOO <3

16 Mar 2011

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14 Jan 2011

its true