Friday Squid Blogging: 500-Pound Giant Squid Caught Off Australia

Three news stories.

And a week of squid comics -- not related to the Australia catch. And another comic.

Posted on May 30, 2008 at 4:14 PM • 5 Comments

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Davi OttenheimerMay 30, 2008 5:01 PM

"a fisheries research biologist, said it took 10 men to lift the squid"

What? Only 50 lbs per person? And they call themselves fishermen.

AnonymousJune 1, 2008 1:53 AM

@Davi:
I guess it's a bit like moving a carpet; much harder when the load is flexible, and has no handholds. And unlike carpets, squid are also slippery!

girl in the bloody dressJune 1, 2008 8:40 AM

I'm sorry, I just don't get it. What's the fascination with squid!?

mikedJune 6, 2008 2:01 AM

@girl, these giant squid are facinating to some people...esp because of old stories that tell of a time when men feared these creatures when sailing far out at sea....and that no one has seen them in modern times. their foreold size has never been physically verified.

@Davi, im guessing that the mass of the squid was difficult to move, being not a rigid structure. :) Though I agree with you that these fishermen are probably used to dealing with dynamic loading and unloading, and obtuse lifting tasks.

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