Saturday April 5, 2003

Not quite a Kraken....

It's not Kraken sized, exactly, but it could try to eat a London bus. Researchers have retrieved an example of a colossal squid, yclept Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni .

Then again, half a millennium or more ago, ships were much smaller. Columbus's ships averaged less than 3 times the length of the modern London bus. And this was considered to be an "immature" specimen of colossal squid. So... perhaps this is a descendant of the famed kraken after all!

Not quite a Kraken.... ( in category SciTech ) - posted at Sat, 05 Apr, 10:18 Pacific | «e»