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#1 Cybergoldfish

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 03:46 PM

Check this out>>>>>>>

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 04:15 PM

I'm not sure if I believe the guy or not. Seems a bit over dramatic.
I was bitten by a Damselfish once. Didn't hurt though.
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Posted 12 February 2003 - 04:41 PM

That is one wild story. If it is true, I will have to watch for it to come out. I have neverf heard of such.

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 05:12 PM

I was bitten by a Damselfish once. Didn't hurt though.

"Dam Selfish of it eh!"

I reckon if they can do so much damage to a Sperm Whale a bit of plastic armour ain't gonna do a whole lot!

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 05:27 PM

I'm in the corner. :D
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Posted 12 February 2003 - 05:37 PM

My wife thought the Canadian fishing movie was real!

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 05:56 PM

This site/story has been circulated for several years now -- never did see it on TV . . .

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 07:39 PM

It's real (ask Dr. Wood about this one) but mostly it's a super-hyped up ad for the video housing.

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 09:19 PM

I asked Jim Abernethy about it, and he promptly called Steve Drogin, who was out there not long ago. He replied that they are "mean, nasty, and they eat each other." he also said that he personally has not been attacked, but other people have.
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Posted 13 February 2003 - 02:36 AM

but mostly it's a super-hyped up ad for the video housing.

The L & M kit did not receive too good a write up though!

"Based on my field experience, the Light & Motion video systems failed to live up to the challenge. They look great and have lots of features, but just didnít hold up".

Thats interesting, I wonder if Craig has any experience with L & M.

As regards the report, difficult to believe in parts really, but with photo & video evidence its dificult to challenge.

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Posted 13 February 2003 - 03:03 AM

I think to get some of the shots a remote camera was lowered to great depth - About a kilometre!

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Posted 13 February 2003 - 03:54 AM

WOW....The logistics of that must have been enormous. Back home we would call that P****n in the wind.
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Posted 13 February 2003 - 05:28 AM

The squid are attracted to the lights and the smell of the finest John West fish paste!

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Posted 13 February 2003 - 05:44 AM

Simple then. Dangle a Q3 & tin of paste on a 1km length rope & hit the record button. Bob you're a Genius!!
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Posted 13 February 2003 - 05:50 AM

I just tried it in my Koi pool: It works!


Look through the back issues of National Geographic. There was an interesting article about these squid & and the Sperm Whales. It documented the areas where they frequent and the depths involved - Just off Port Hardy!

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Posted 13 February 2003 - 05:57 AM

I do vaguely remember that article. Port Hardy huh. I have a Q3. Now where can I get a reel with 1000m of line....hmmmmm
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Posted 13 February 2003 - 06:36 AM

Guys,

These are not "the" giant squid. These are "Humboldt Squid" which are different. They only get a to a meter or two long as opposed to 30 or so!

With that said, we used to catch them on shark fishing trips and YES they are mean buggers! Tasty though.

The real giant squid tastes like $*#t - because of it's ammonia based flesh.

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Posted 13 February 2003 - 06:47 AM

I know these aren't the same size as the one's you typically see on a night dive, but this quote has me thinking of Gulliver and the Lilliputian's...

To prevent being pulled down by a pack of squid, steel cables connected divers to the boat at all times



All I can picture is a whole bunch of little tiny squid screaming in little elf voices "get him!!!" and attacking some poor unsuspecting diver and dragging him down to the sand... :D

Whew, been a long week...

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Posted 13 February 2003 - 06:53 AM

...we used to catch them on shark fishing trips.

"Cough - Cough!"

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Posted 13 February 2003 - 07:10 AM

I worked as a deckhand on a sportfishing boat. We never kept the sharks - catch and release...

The squid are another story. Sharks are puppy dogs in comparison.

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