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September 21, 2007
Friday Squid Blogging: Whale Eating Giant Squid
Caught on film, first time ever:
"We looked hard and saw a tentacle of a squid hanging from its mouth and there were other pieces of squid stuck to the whale’s body. It made a number of brusque movements on its side in the water to free the tentacle to eat it – and there we were filming and photographing it all."
He reckoned the squid could have been some five metres long, a comparatively modest size for the species. Examples have been found which reach 20 metres in length and weigh in at a thousand kilos!
Posted on September 21, 2007 at 4:05 PM
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Pooh. It's only a pilot whale---I was expecting a sperm whale.*
Nonetheless, this is Really Cool (tm). A strong, if circumstantial, hypothesis gets about the best evidence possible.
* I have to admit my ignorance came into play here. I'd always thought of pilot whales as a sort of overgrown dolphin, hanging out near the surface. I had no idea that they can get down to 1.2 km, and can stay down for over 20 minutes. (The article says they can ``only'' stay down 22 mins. Such a letdown.)
> "I'm in ur sea, eatin ur whalez!"
Well, I misunderstood the headline at first too, the lego grammar of English sometimes gets in the way. Probably should be:
"I'm in ur sea, eatin ur squidz!"
Because obviously it's not the giant squid who is a whale eater.
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