Thursday, July 12, 2007

"Whopper" Giant Squid Washes Ashore in Australia

Yet more marine stuff from I Don't Do Mornings...this time it is a Giant Squid. Not as gorgeous as the pink dolphin, you have to admit, but isn't it amazing?
I was on my way in to work yesterday and heard about the find on the radio. A passerby made the discovery.
We have a Giant Squid frozen in time here in Melbourne at the Aquarium too. It's eyes are the size of a dinner plate!! It freaked the kids out when we were on excursion there last year in May.
Of course, this Squid ALOT larger than the squid we caught down Rye last year.

The kids enjoyed the play the went to last night. They said that the lead character, who is supposed to be a grandma, was ill. So, the understudy...A MAN... dressed up as Grandma and had to read the lines out from a book!! I am guessing the understudy was, therefore, not studious? LOL

Time to go....off to work I go.

17 comments:

Keshi said...

omg its HUGE!

I love squid tho...deep fried :)

Keshi.

surfercam said...

Ugly!
That's a hell of a lot of calamari..

JR's Thumbprints said...

The closet I've come to seeing a squid is the octopi they toss onto the ice at hockey games in Detroit.

rosemary said...

My husband told me about the squid....he made a calamari comment too...he loves the stuff. We recently saw some at the Aquarium in San Francisco.

Miss Natalie said...

HUGE!

Kids would freak at that ugly thing..

You're a bit of a fan

susan said...

You have some amazing sealife in your neck of the woods.

Too funny about the slacker understudy!

poody said...

I read about this yesterday as well. It is ginormous and I would so love to see it "in person"

captain corky said...

Nice Squid. Lots of bait though. ;)

Jay said...

Whoo-Hoo! Fire up the grill!!

Alicia said...

Ewwwww!!!!!

Menchie said...

makes you think there really are monsters in the deep.

G-Man said...

Kinda looks like my Uncle!

Bibi said...

Holy moly. I would die of fright if that thing swam up next to me!

Mark said...

"omg its HUGE!"

Thanks, Keshi.

Oh, you mean the squid???

eric313 said...

Jim's right about the Detroit Red Wing's and Octopi! It's always a big party at a hockey game in hockeytown, and the un-shelled mollusks have somehow got wrapped up in hockey tradition. (I think it's the cold that makes us silly like that!)

It truly is amazing.

Cazzie!!! said...

Yess, mmmmmm, calamari...I dunno, I reckon it would taste as woody as a big old carrot :)

Jules said...

Strangely this reminds me of a washed out IUD, I wonder why??