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2008-04-28 16:05:00

Scientists in New Zealand have begun thawing a colossal squid specimen on Monday in hopes to learn more about the rare and mysterious ocean creatures.The squid is more than 34 feet long and weighs half a ton and is currently thawing in a bath of saltwater. Scientists in Wellington then plan to dissect it in order to learn about the species, which live largely in the cold Antarctic waters and can grow up to 50 feet long."They're incredibly rare"”this is probably one of maybe six...

2005-09-28 06:30:19

By Takanori Isshiki TOKYO (Reuters) - The first photographs of a live giant squid -- one of the most mysterious creatures in the deep ocean -- suggest it is a more active creature than previously thought, a Japanese scientist said on Wednesday. Until now the only information about the behaviour of the creatures which measure up to 18 metres (59 feet) in length has been based on dead or dying squid washed up on shore or captured in commercial fishing nets. But Tsunemi Kubodera, of...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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