September 27, 2005

"The size of a bus, with vast eyes and a querulous beak."

At long last! A giant squid seen live for the first time.

If you have no feeling for how cool this is, please get Errol Morris's "Person to Person" and watch the episode "Eyeball to Eyeball" -- about Clyde Roper, a man who has devoted his life to the quest to become the first human being to see a live giant squid.

It wasn't Roper who saw the squid though. Poor guy.

UPDATE: More here. "The squid finally escaped but lost a tentacle."


11 comments:

gs said...
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gs said...

I look forward to the video. The hooked squid was probably less berserk than the animal-rights crowd will be. Poor widdle giant squiddie-widdie...

Here's a story about one that got away. One suspects that the number of people who have seen a giant squid is larger than the number who have lived to tell about it.

For a shiver e.g. here, google 'colossal squid', but not at night on a sailboat!

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Paul said...

And thus the mystery of lost ships and low flying aircraft is solved. No more mocking low budget japanese films of an era past.

Pastor_Jeff said...

This is SO awesome! I can't wait to the video and pictures!

Would this be the basis for the coolest Omnimax film ever, or what?

vnjagvet said...

Jules Verne is vindicated.

Independent George said...

Can you imagine what it would have been like to run into one of those things on a wooden galley?

lawhawk said...

Captain Nemo could not be reached for comment, but Captain Ahab hoped that the giant squid would meet its match with the great white whale that has eluded him through the ages.

vbspurs said...

I just can't get into this squid story.

Cheers,
Victoria

Simon said...

Wow! That's a big sucker.

Sean E said...

Don't these people watch movies (or read Beowulf - they even got the monster's arm, for God's sake)? They have to know the enraged - and much larger - mother will now be stalking them.

I'm telling you, this is just the beginning!