Friday Squid Blogging: National Geographic Giant Squid Photo

It's dead.

Posted on January 18, 2008 at 4:51 PM • 10 Comments

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BillyJanuary 18, 2008 5:42 PM

Why would you link to the giant squid slide when the Colossal Squid, which was bigger, was the #1 photo?

Bruce SchneierJanuary 19, 2008 12:12 AM

"[laugh] Bruce must be in a hurry to get his posts up today."

Are you kidding? I have squid blogging posts backed up for weeks. It's by far the easiest thing I do here on this blog.

Regularly I get e-mails and blog comments of this sort: "Can we have fewer squid posts and more security posts," like there's some conservation law at work: for every squid posts I write, I write one fewer security post. I assure you all that that's just not true. Friday squid blogging is an extra treat, and not a substitute for substantive -- or cursory -- security posts.

squidlicious ...January 19, 2008 12:23 AM

"Scientists at the time suspected that the wounds were the result of a raucous sexual encounter, suggesting that giant squid may breed nearby."

I'd pay to see a video of that encounter, but I'm sure it's illegal in some jurisdictions ...

FloJanuary 19, 2008 9:49 AM

Sorry for the question, but what kind of background does your blogging about squids have? For sure, this question came up at least a thousand times and more, but i never found any hints for that.

Is it just fascination about this kind of creatures, their body-structure, or is it in any way combined with your security-work, because they are so seldom and have many secrets to discover?

This question is burning (in?) me since i first saw these postings, which came up regularily.

Well, since this is the first time posting any comments here, i want to use the time to say: Thanks for all your work, the things which can be learned by reading and all the fish. ;)

vinJanuary 19, 2008 1:26 PM

Thats what I'd like to know, what is it with
the squid already? I know they are cunning
hunters, and highly adaptable creatures.
I can also see them being biologically
upgraded for future spaceflight and
navigation but beyond that I'm kinda
lost in black ink.)

rdivilbissJanuary 20, 2008 10:45 PM

Why does it seem to baffle Marine Biologists that creatures which live 500 - 1000 meters below sea level die in sea level tanks in just a few hours.

Would they be equally baffled if I was imploded by the pressure of exposure to a 1000 meter depth without a protective suit or vehicle?

TimJanuary 21, 2008 7:47 AM

If that squid is really 26 feet long, just what size are the rubber boots in the picture?

Pat CahalanJanuary 22, 2008 6:26 PM

> Are you kidding?

Yes.

See, the joke was that you commented that it was dead, when the picture is obviously of a dead squid. Because that's funny. Right? So "State the Obvious" is a game show, and...

Never mind.

(FWIW, I like the squid blog posts) :)

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