Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Record

I don't know which is more exciting: that someone is trying to break the squid record, or that there is a squid record in the first place.

An Auckland scientist is attempting to break his own world record for rearing deep sea squid in captivity.

Neither, actually. This is what's exciting:

The project is a warm-up for Dr Steve O'Shea from AUT University, whose main goal is to one day raise a giant squid in a tank.

The record is 150 days, BTW.

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 4:32 PM • 5 Comments

Comments

Petréa MitchellFebruary 12, 2010 5:02 PM

Well, a squid in a tank *does* sound like the logical next step after sharks with laser beams attached to their heads.

BF SkinnerFebruary 13, 2010 3:30 PM

Squid in a tank? Is this some DARPA funded weapon system? I grant you an operator with 8 arms and two tentacles has possibilities.

But is DARPA/DoD SOooo shortsighted? Squids are smarter than we are and their blood is based on copper. This possibly makes them Vulcans but definately makes them aliens. Do we really want to arm them? Enable them to return to space and enslave the humans species?

Plus 10 for style guys but minus 10,000,000 for sense.

JakeFebruary 14, 2010 6:59 PM

this seems a tad cruel to me... not intentionally, but to bring an organism into a world where its chances of survival and well-being are still being evaluated and therefore less than favorable...

No, the squid should remain in the wild.

BF SkinnerFebruary 15, 2010 6:31 AM

@Jake "to bring an organism into a world where its chances of survival and well-being are still being evaluated and therefore less than favorable... "

kinda sounds like the deal WE all got.

Leave a comment

Allowed HTML: <a href="URL"> • <em> <cite> <i> • <strong> <b> • <sub> <sup> • <ul> <ol> <li> • <blockquote> <pre>

Photo of Bruce Schneier by Per Ervland.

Schneier on Security is a personal website. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Co3 Systems, Inc..