Friday Squid Blogging: Greenpeace Wants Videos of Giant Squid

Watch the video "Gavin and his toys."

"Or we might lose the entire camera if it gets eaten by a giant squid."

Posted on May 5, 2006 at 3:52 PM • 6 Comments


Rob MayfieldMay 5, 2006 4:32 PM

Surely if it ate the camera, that would be even more prize footage ? People rarely see the outside of giant squid, let alone the inside ...

John MooreMay 6, 2006 8:01 AM

There's an Arthur C. Clarke short story about a scientist in a deepsea submersible who notices squid communicating with light flashes and whose last words to the surface are something like, "Here comes big brother".

MilanMay 7, 2006 8:17 AM


As has been pointed out many times here before: you can't eat the giant ones. They are full of ammonia.

Richard BraakmanMay 7, 2006 3:58 PM

Not ammonia. Ammonium chloride. Otherwise known as salmiak, which is used to make a wide variety of candies. I bet these squid are yummy.

another_bruceMay 8, 2006 10:45 AM

if the squid was full of ammonia, you could counteract this by marinating it in vinegar for several hours. i don't think this works for ammonium chloride though.

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