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June 22, 2007
Friday Squid Blogging: 1965 Squid from the MIT Archives
It's a 21-foot-long giant squid.
Posted on June 22, 2007 at 3:32 PM
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Thanks for that historical link.
It's always interesting to peer into the world of collectors and the "Squid Points" note is a nice touch.
The letter to Pacific Bio-Marine Supply Company, reminded me of Steinbeck's Cannery Row and all the rigamarol that character went through to get specimens.
The letters link off the link above is quite interesting:
"We have to get them alive and take the nerve fibers out while the squid is still alive"
"If you should meet up with a giant squid, however, I strongly advise that you stay in a large boat"
I imagine if the squid are aware of the first point, then the advice of the second would be quite appropriate ;-)
Some interesting photos and videos about this type of dissection are here: http://www.iac-usnc.org/Methods/squid/index.html
OT but highly relevant:
There's some noise out there that AES might have a fundamental weakness rendering it easily breakable.
Anything to this?
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