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Giant Squid! To Catch a Monster, Bring Patience and Plenty of Cash


Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, research, scientists, NewTechnology, interesting, science )

Carrie
- 584 days ago - theverge.com
Enter Ray Dalio, billionaire manager of the world's largest hedge fund, who just happened to own a fully equipped research vessel. Dalio made his 56-meter motor yacht, the Alucia, available for NHK and Discovery to charter for the expedition, along ...



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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:53 pm
Umm..Yikes Carrie! Amazing footage though. Thanks
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:14 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Angelika R. (146)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:35 pm
Excellent website you picked for the post! Yet I have no appetite to view it once again... when I first saw the short video most stations showed on CNN at night time and in bed, it gave me nightmares! But I do acknowledge this is a sensational discovery for the science world.
 

Carlene D. (239)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:56 pm
I love all animals and giant squid are no exception however I do say leave them be. To reach a giant size they have reached a good age that deserves respect.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:17 am
Very interesting. It would be good to use his vessel to monitor the release of methane from the ocean floor. that would really aid conservation.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:34 am
Firstly I would not want to be outside the sub. lol - dinner.
Secondly, I much prefer octopi and cuttlefish; such intelligent creatures and very beautiful.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:23 pm
Fantastic article, pictures and video. Thank You Carrie.
I feel that Ray Dalio, with his huge research vessel and mini submarines could do some better good in monitoring the conditions and methane releases from the ocean floors.(As mentioned by Alexandra R). Does he just want the glory of finding this giant architeuthis - well according to the scientists there is probably much bigger ones.
We should be leaving them alone anyway!
 

Julie F. (65)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:27 pm
Very interesting, thank you.
 

Laurie H. (710)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:26 pm
Very interesting posting Carrie- Thanks so much!! I agree with Carlene D.'s remarks and Elizabeth M. I would rather these remarkable animals be allowed to live their lives in peace.~
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:47 pm
Interesting. They should be left alone! Why do we always have to mess with nature? Why can't we just marvel at it from afar?
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:09 am
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Pat A. (117)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:45 am
thx Carrie
 
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