I’m doing some research and trying to get up the nerve to shoot some video at the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii and I came across this fascinating news clip:
SATURDAY, JULY 07, 2007
“Octosquid” Discovered Off Hawaiian Coast
It’s a squid, it’s an octopus, it’s … a mystery from the deep.
What appears to be a half-squid, half-octopus specimen found off Keahole Point on the Big Island remains unidentified today and could possibly be a new species, said local biologists.
The specimen was found caught in a filter in one of Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority’s deep-sea water pipelines last week. The pipeline, which runs 3,000 feet deep, sucks up cold, deep-sea water for the tenants of the natural energy lab.
Now you may say that it seems that Kai is sampling way too much of the Hawaiian local agricultural products, but doesn’t this thing look like one of these? –
Kraken (pronounced /ˈkreɪkən/ or /ˈkrɑːkən/) are legendary sea monsters of gargantuan size, said to have dwelt off the coasts of Norway and Iceland. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the beasts have made them common ocean-dwelling monsters in various fictional works (see Kraken in popular culture).
I don’t want to be an alarmist but just in case, I am carrying lots of butter and garlic whenever I venture onto the sea.
If you want to read a really scary (some say true) story:
Query to readers: Does anyone know where I can get a bunch of those lobster bibs you find in fancier seafood restaurants? Also a good sturdy seafood fork would help.
“Eat it before it eats you” – Cptn. Nemo