Friday, February 1, 2013

Giant Squid

Giant Squid
Architeuthis (pronounced arc ca tooth) is the Latin name for the Giant Squid, and the Museum's anatomically correct giant squid model is 35-feet in length.  Including outstretched tentacles, giant squids reach a length of over 60 feet and weigh over 1,000 pounds.  Although their remains have been found in the stomachs of sperm whales and whole specimens have been collected in the nets of commercial fishermen - no giant squid has ever been seen alive!

Houston Museum of Natural Science

unused, from 2012 (as of 2009 there have been pictures and since 2012 they have filmed giant squids alive)

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Here is another postcard featuring Squid ... ;-)

Deep-Fried Squid Tentacles
People who like Italian fried calamari
will enjoy this crispy, chewy dish.

Dim Sum
A set of 30 Different Postcard

unused, from 2004


ONeal said...

Impressive display.
Sounds like, with all the recent photos and video, the Giant Squid is coming out of its shell, so to speak. I predict Mr. Squid will have his own Facebook page any day now. :)

9teen87 said...

does this count??

ONeal said...

LOL Imposter! noooo, it doesn't count!

9teen87 said...