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Spain discovers 30-foot giant squid

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This discovery was remarkable, considering that giant squid, although they’re the largest invertebrates on earth, are extremely elusive and, thus, difficult to study.

They generally reside at depths of between 1,000 and 3,000 feet, and most of what scientists have learned has come from carcasses that have washed ashore, and rarely are entire carcasses found.

However, scientists are persistent in their quest to learn more. In 2004, Japanese researchers captured the first known live images of giant squid. In 2006, a team of Japanese researchers brought to the surface a live female squid measuring 24 feet.

The mysterious creatures, meanwhile, remain steeped in lore.

In the times of ancient mariners, Architeuthis Dux, which resides in the lightless depths of all of the world’s oceans, is believed to have spawned tales of sea monsters, such as the legendary Kraken.

Architeuthis Dux was one of the vicious creatures in Jules Verne’s classic science fiction novel, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” (First published in 1870; made into a Disney movie in 1954.)

It was represented in other books, too, from Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” to Ian Fleming’s “Dr. No,” to Peter Benchley’s “Beast” (later adapted as a film, “The Beast”).

To many, the mere mention of giant squid conjures images of the beasts waging vicious battles with deep-diving sperm , almost the size of beach balls, and it’s believed the size helps the creatures detect objects in their dark habitat.

There are only a handful of museums that have a giant squid carcass on display. Hopefully, the public in Cantabria will soon be able to admire this remarkable specimen.

Beachgoers in the Spanish community of Cantabria were astonished Tuesday when they stumbled onto the carcass of a giant squid that had washed ashore almost fully intact.

The deep-sea denizen—the fabled and mysterious Architeuthis Dux—measured 30 feet and weighed nearly 400 pounds.

It was delivered to the Maritime Museum of Cantabria, where it was cleaned and frozen, while a decision is awaited between museum scientists and the government as to what will be done with the colossal cephalopod.

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The mysterious creatures, meanwhile, remain steeped in lore.

In the times of ancient mariners, Architeuthis Dux, which resides in the lightless depths of all of the world’s oceans, is believed to have spawned tales of sea monsters, such as the legendary Kraken.

Architeuthis Dux was one of the vicious creatures in Jules Verne’s classic science fiction novel, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” (First published in 1870; made into a Disney movie in 1954.)

It was represented in other books, too, from Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” to Ian Fleming’s “Dr. No,” to Peter Benchley’s “Beast” (later adapted as a film, “The Beast”).

To many, the mere mention of giant squid conjures images of the beasts waging vicious battles with deep-diving sperm whales, although in these battles the squid is the prey and the whales are the predators.

The giant squid that washed ashore in Cantabria was photographed by Enrique Talledo, who allowed the use of images accompanying this story.

“The animal died at sea and ocean currents brought it to the coast,” Talledo said via email. “The squid was in good condition except one [tentacle] had been broken.”

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Parenting

My Doggie Voyage Continues –


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YES!! I am STILL in search of finding the “almost perfect dog” for me and my son….. I have yet to discover one – my male friends tell me NOT to get one via my personality… “Whatever that means”… LOL

But anyway, here are a few things that people HAVE TRIED to explain to me in my VOYAGE to conquer my fear over dogs….

Always approach a dog without looking at him or paying any attention to him. If the dog is barking at you or approaches you, keep doing what you are doing and pay NO ATTENTION to this dog. ( REALLY?? )

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First, do you see the face of this dog in the photo? Okay that is why I paid NO ATTENTION when they advised me that any barking dog will start to realize that you mean no harm to him and his barking does not intimidate you. ( REALLY?)  If you show your fear, he will sense your weakness and do whatever is in his power to make you feel scared. Dogs like this are usually terrified of you and are barking at you to cover up their insecurities.

Okay….. NEXT!!!!

 
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Dogs can sense your fear. If you are scared of a dog, on some cases that dog will be somewhat timid of you. The best way to get over your fear is to find somebody that you know who has a really friendly dog. I mean real sensitive and submissive dog and just take it for a walk.

UMMM…. I TRIED THAT….. 

Just have your friend put on the leash for you and just walk over there and pick up the leash with a high level of confidence and take the dog outside and just walk him.

When you have that leash in your hand that is the first step into overcoming your fear. Be real confident and be in command and just go walking. If the dog is well trained, then it will follow you and come to realize that you are his pack leader.

UMM……. I have been trying to get a dog for my son for 3 years now and I cannot find a  dog to do what I need it to do! Whew, the things that I do for my son!!!

So the search continues!!! My son will NOT want a dog by the time I may get over my fears to get one!!!

 
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Temporary Bad Example


Ummm… I cannot believe that today had me looking crazy and setting a BAD example for my son! UGGHHH was I horrible today…. I have a few instances that I could share on what transpired during my day but there are too many to list! However, let me share this one today which transpired as we were driving through an area that would be considered like a “mini country ” like setting….. Nothing but road and trees were in our midst!! LOL

ME – baby go ahead and toss your trash out of the window

HIM – mom no, that is littering

ME – but we are out in the country, i would never tell you to do that in a neighborhood

HIM – i threw it out mom but what if an animal eats our trash or gets sick

ME – baby they are vegetarians and eat grass and bushes

HIM – but what about the enviornment  mom

ME – ummm ok you are right and i am sorry love muffin

HIM – thank you mommy because i dont want to get arressted for littering or hurting animals either

ME – oh boy i have al gore to thank for this conversation i guess

HIM – well you made me watch bill clinton so much that i start reading about al gore and pollution

ME – im glad that i taught you well

HIM – you did mommy and im going to be a good man when i get older too

ME – you are so amazing and im grateful that God is showing me how to raise you

HIM – mommy stop holding my hand and watch the road since you are driving

UUGGHH!! My son #ROCKS!

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I Have Never –


 

I have NEVER seen or even heard of a BLACK Lion!!! This is absolutely stunning! It looks like its reputation with this color coating! God surely has allowed some beautiful things to be created here on earth in the form of animals! I hope that this lion “is indeed AN ORIGINAL” because you know that “man is always” trying to change and RE -INVENT something! ESPECIALLY things that should not be bothered!