In my day, we’d call that “151”

SQUID STRANDED ON TOFINO SHORE: MORE THAN 150 HUMBOLDT JUVENILES FOUND IN THE LATEST MASS BEACHING

"Normally, these squid are found in at least 200 metres of water, but these immature squid probably came near the surface, perhaps encountered colder water or currents and became stranded on the beach."

Oct 29, 2009 under Squidwatch

Not exactly “squiddy”, but you can’t really say what it is just yet....

'MONSTER SHARK' CHOMPS INTO GREAT WHITE

A giant shark that could be up to 20ft long has sent shockwaves across Australian beaches after a great white was nearly bitten in half.

Oct 27, 2009 under Squidwatch

Well, that’s a lousy way to start the day....

MASSIVE SQUID WASHES UP ON BEACH IN QUAKE AFTERMATH

Dozens of dazed Humboldt squid that were about three to four feet long and weighed close to 40 pounds were flapping around on La Jolla Shores beach.

Jul 13, 2009 under Squidwatch

See, this is what I’ve been saying all this time....

THE REAL SYSTEMIC RISK: CEPHALOPODS

Over the last few years, we have meticulously detailed the likelihood that the Age of Man will soon give way to the Age of Cephalopod. They are much larger, they are much stronger, and have unique swivelling hooks on the clubs at the ends of their tentacles.

Feb 12, 2009 under Squidwatch

I don't think they were playing volleyball, but you never know....

GIANT SQUID NETTED IN VICTORIA

The six-metre long, 230-kilogram squid was still alive when it was netted by commercial fishermen last night.... Bob McPherson of the local sport and Game Fishing Club says it is not the first squid netted off Portland, but it is the largest.

May 26, 2008 under Squidwatch

Colossal squid has giant eyes

A rare, colossal squid weighs 1,100 pounds and has eyes that measure 11 inches across.

Watch the horror at www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2008/04/30/new.zealand.giant.squid.ap

Apr 30, 2008 under Squidwatch

Oddly, the answer is pretty much “Dear God, no!”

IN SEARCH OF THE GIANT SQUID [EXCERPT]

Desperate to know how squid mate? Curious to see the squishy innards of squid?

squid

Choice pun, possibly intended:

Sep 30, 2007 under Squidwatch

How many “much’s” is that?

GIANT SQUID WASHES UP IN TASMANIA [EXCERPT]

The colossal squid, only recently discovered, is shorter than the giant squid but much, much nastier.

Which is not to imply that the giant is particularly easygoing....

Read all the horror at www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/07/11/1183833568590.html.

Jul 11, 2007 under Squidwatch

No, not the Whopper that comes with fries and a shake.... Well, maybe a shake.

BUS-SIZED SQUID WASHES UP ON BEACH [EXCERPT]

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Squid as long as a bus washes up on an Australian beach
  • Zoologists describe the find as a "whopper"
  • Giant squid live in waters off southern Australia and New Zealand

Is it just me, or are they really reaching on those "highlights"? Bonus: could the "big" in the URL there be at all the same as "giant" or "colossal"? Or is this a whole new beast?

Jul 11, 2007 under Squidwatch

Even I would never have guessed this one....

UH Researchers To Investigate 'Octosquid' [excerpt]

Scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa will soon have a chance to investigate a creature that appears to be half squid, half octopus that was found in waters off the Big Island.

octosquid

Sounds a bit Pythonesque: "half squid, half octopus, three-quarter badger, all man...."

Jul 5, 2007 under Squidwatch

Jumboes on the move....

CALAMARI ANYONE?

"Bringing them up in droves....", "Not all good news" — how is any of this good news?

View all the horror at http://www.cnn.com/video/partners/clickability/index.html?url=/video/tech/2007/06/06/johnson.ca.jumbo.squid.kcal.

Jun 6, 2007 under Squidwatch

Man, Steve O’Shea is like the Dick Cheney of the squid world....

TIRE-SIZED CALAMARI RINGS? HALF-TON SQUID REELED IN [EXCERPT]

A fishing crew has caught a colossal squid that could weigh a half-ton and prove to be the biggest specimen ever landed, a fisheries official said Thursday.

If calamari rings were made from the squid they would be the size of tractor tires, one expert said.

Feb 22, 2007 under Squidwatch

Or, it could be the other way ’round....

RESEARCHERS CATCH GIANT SQUID [EXCERPT]

A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live -- possibly for the first time -- and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday.

Dec 22, 2006 under Squidwatch

Of course it’s named “Archie”....

GIANT SQUID GOES ON DISPLAY [EXCERPT]

A monstrous giant squid, Architeuthis dux , goes on display at the Natural History Museum this week.

horrible slimy giant squid

Feb 28, 2006 under Squidwatch