26' giant squid caught on video

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  1. BPL
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    "millions of these 26ft creatures in 95% unexplored oceans"

    Hey, lets drop some more of those illuminated glass spheres with big squid jags on them, down deep, and create a whole new fishing industry :)
     
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    That makes sense - some smaller ones are pretty tough.

    Wait till a marine version of Maccas or Colonel Sanders gets looking at it - wind powered macerators will soon be producing the giant version of those vile "squid rings" that all the pubs are serving now.
     
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    They are probably designing giant squid "grommet" cutters even as we post. They will be serving calamari all rings the same size and we will wonder why.
     
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    Recall reading years ago that they have ammonia (or something else) in their cells to help with the depths (in some way or another) they go to- and are inedible.

    Lucky for them,else the Chinese would have them near extinct by now.
     

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    This article
    http://www.latimes.com/features/food/dailydish/la-dd-food-fyi-giant-squid-20130109,0,35614.story

    says
    "As for whether we can eat the giant squid, that's a negative. It contains too much ammonia, scientists say."

    but also says

    "Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold: "Would you eat the giant squid, if you could?" To which Gold responded: "I have had something like giant squid -- flash-grilled arcturus tentacle at Esca in Manhattan. But I draw the line at endangered or threatened species. There are a lot of other things in the world to eat.... The arcturus was delicious, by the way.""
     
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