The Intersection

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i-7ac80d13830c6a872cf606b805e3f156-squid2.jpgOn Wednesday, a 30 foot long, 900-pound colossal squid hauled up from the Antarctic last January will be studied by a team of scientists… but the catch is, they’ll only have FOUR hours!

[Note, the awesomeness of the colassal squid has no bearing on where I stand in the Great Marine Invertebrate Wars. Echinoderms Rule!]

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  1. #1 pete
    April 29, 2008

    So cool! I can’t wait to watch on Discovery Channel!

  2. #2 Ethan Siegel
    April 29, 2008

    You know who doesn’t love giant squids/octopi/mollusks?

    Vertebrates. (In particular, check out the shark in the video.)

  3. #3 Miriam
    April 29, 2008

    I think this would be perfect for a scientific game show. Something with lots of buzzers. “I’ll take gut contents for 500!” ZZZZZT! “I’m sorry, that was not a myctophid skeleton, but a sardine.”

  4. #4 Regan
    April 29, 2008

    Imagine all the calamari! ;>

  5. #5 Andrew
    April 29, 2008
  6. #6 Ed Yong
    April 29, 2008

    This. Is. Awesome.

    What they need is a bunch of beefy rival scientists who are trying to get in the way of the investigation. Like on Gladiators.

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