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Largest eye on Earth found

Post by RF » Thu May 01, 2008 7:58 am

As this is a website connected to nautical matters, people may be interested in a press article I saw yesterday.

Marine biologists at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, are defrosting a frozen specimen of a Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, which is a colossal squid found in the Southern Ocean.
Apparently one of the squids two eyes is intact - it is 11 inches (28 cm) across and has a lens the size of an orange. The squid itself is 26 feet (8 metres) long and weighs close on half a ton.

Imagine catching one of these on your fishing line.......
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Re: Largest eye on Earth found

Post by Gerard Heimann » Thu May 01, 2008 2:02 pm

Very interesting. Thanks.

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Re: Largest eye on Earth found

Post by Bgile » Thu May 01, 2008 3:35 pm

Nuclear submarines have accidentally run into trawler nets before. Imagine the impression it would have made as the trawler begins being dragged backwards!

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Re: Largest eye on Earth found

Post by RF » Fri May 02, 2008 8:02 am

A few years ago there was a suggestion that the trawler Gaul, which vanished without trace, was sunk by a Soviet submarine fouling the Gaul's nets and pulling the trawler down.
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