Monday, August 27, 2007

Baby Giant Squid

A fisherman caught a juvenile giant squid off the coast of Florida a few days ago. This is not the first immature giant squid that has been caught. Dr Steve O'Shea tried to rear giant squid larvae a few years ago. His creatures did not live long enough to grow into mature giant squid, which is probably good considering the size of tank that would be needed to hold them. However, the Florida find represents the first giant squid caught that is beyond the larval stage. Scientists estimate that it was about six months old when caught.

1 comment:

puddins said...

Thank you for your comment about the sky photos. With all the blogs "out there" for viewing, I'm curious as to how you happened on mine..immediately after I uploaded the photos and before I added verbiage.

Have a good day.