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(Lost Coast Outpost)   14 foot, 150 pound squid caught off Humboldt Bay is just a young'un   (lostcoastoutpost.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Giant squid, pair of local fishermen, marine biologist, local marine biologist Jeff Jacobsen, Fishermen Shane Ranstrom, 150-pound squid, Humboldt County, California, Clark Ward  
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1461 clicks; posted to Geek » on 28 Jun 2020 at 8:50 PM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-28 5:34:38 PM  
8 votes:
However, that won't be possible because shortly after this photo was taken, Ranstrom and Ward released their catch back into the ocean, where it can continue to make more terrifyingly large squid.

Yeah, no. That's squid is dead
 
2020-06-29 7:13:23 AM  
3 votes:

abhorrent1: shortly after this photo was taken, Ranstrom and Ward released their catch back into the ocean

Good for them if it was actually still alive and they didn't just dump it because they had no use for it.


Even if it was dead, the creatures of the sea would have found a use for it.
 
2020-06-28 6:02:44 PM  
3 votes:
I just showed my sister the photo of that critter. Her response: "That's some serious calimari".
 
2020-06-29 12:29:21 AM  
2 votes:

MechaPyx: [Fark user image image 492x454]

Anyone else ever disappointed at seeing pictures of "giant" squid?


I'm disappointed it's not leviathan,but it's a really giant animal
 
2020-06-28 10:53:49 PM  
2 votes:
PBS did a documentary where they were swimming unprotected with a pod of really large ones glowing in the dark and everything. Really wild. The squid have been known to pull fishermen out of their boats and drowning them to death.
Swimming With a Humboldt Squid | Deadly 60 | BBC Earth
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2020-06-28 10:25:24 PM  
2 votes:

dyhchong: If they actually released the squid live, super cool.


I'm no squid scientist, but that thing looks less than lively.
 
2020-06-28 9:40:03 PM  
2 votes:
We're gonna need more marinara.
 
2020-06-28 9:04:04 PM  
1 vote:
If they actually released the squid live, super cool.

On the other hand a young giant squid would have been a great research specimen. They aren't seen too often.

If it ended up somewhere between the two, then super lame.
 
2020-06-28 9:01:08 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-06-28 6:37:07 PM  
1 vote:

gameshowhost: Isn't this a duplicate from a couple days ago?

Oh. Sorry. That was a 150 lb squid who spread himself across 14 feet of pavement.


that was a hell of a lot more than 14 feet
 
2020-06-28 6:10:33 PM  
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TwowheelinTim: I just showed my sister the photo of that critter. Her response: "That's some serious calimari".


I was curious about that so I googled it. Apparently they have a high ammonia content and would be poisonous to eat at worst, and taste awful at best.
 
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