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2014-06-10 00:21:19

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Giant Squid, One Global Population
2013-03-21 05:59:05

An international team of researchers say they have discovered that the giant squid's DNA stretches across the globe, meaning the ocean beasts intermingle and mate throughout the world.

Large Humboldt Squid Invading Coastal California In Record Numbers
2013-01-07 14:52:44

Humboldt squid have overrun the waters off the coast of Southern California, and the area’s fishermen have taken to the sea en masse—catching boatloads of the ultra-fresh calamari.

Mass Strandings Of Humboldt Squid In California
2012-12-11 11:27:54

Several hundred Humboldt squid washed ashore Sunday afternoon along the Santa Cruz County shoreline and marine biologists are working to uncover the cause.

Huge Eyeball Found On Florida Beach: Squid or Swordfish?
2012-10-12 10:11:52

Finding artifacts washed ashore on beaches around the globe are fairly common occurrences. Finding marine animals and their body parts are just as common.

Image 1 - Disproportionate Eyes Help Giant Squids Avoid Predators
2012-03-16 04:37:46

Researchers from Swedish and American universities say that they have solved the mystery as to why giant and colossal squid have such enormous eyes, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the oversized ocular orbits are essentially a defense mechanism.

Image 1 - Stanford Biologist Students Tackle Squid Mystery In Mexican Waters
2011-11-21 10:44:37

While shorter days and colder weather move many of us to hunker under the covers, researchers who spent their summers in fieldwork are more likely to be hunched over microscopes and curled over keyboards, scrutinizing samples and crunching data from their summer's labors.

2011-09-16 11:07:52

Seemingly simple animals such as the snail and squid have ransacked the genetic toolkit over the last half billion years to find different ways to build complex brains, nervous systems and shells.

2011-04-11 21:33:19

Noise pollution in the oceans has been shown to cause physical and behavioral changes in marine life, especially in dolphins and whales, which rely on sound for daily activities.

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2010-08-03 10:46:49

New research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that the deep open ocean, by far the largest habitat for life on Earth, is currently the most under-explored area of the sea, and the one we know least about.


Latest Giant squid Reference Libraries

Drawing of a Sea serpent
2014-01-20 09:21:57

A sea serpent is creature that inhabit the oceans, lakes, and rivers, with sightings from almost every large body of water all over the world. Most sightings can be explained as misidentifications of real animals such as whales, oarfish, or sharks, like the frilled shark. Sea serpents have been reported for hundreds of years with sightings still being claimed today. Over 1,200 sightings have been identified by cryptozoologist Bruce Champagne. Other cryptozoologist have stated that sea...

Kraken
2013-09-16 08:51:29

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that lives in the waters off Norway and Greenland. The legend itself may have originated from sightings of giant squid that can grow 40 - 50 feet in length. It was classified as a cephalopod and given the scientific name Microcosmus marinus by Carolus Linnaeus in 1735. In 1746 he called it Singulare monstrum meaning a unique monster. In 1752-1753 bishop of Bergen, Erik Pontoppidan, described the Kraken as sometimes being mistaken for an island and...

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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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