Big Squid

Edna Barrie has forwarded along some pictures of large fish (and one large frog). I don't see any reason to think any of these aren't real.

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Posted on Wed May 11, 2005


I "wish" the horseshoe crab was real because i think they are cool, highly doubtful though..... I'm only saying this because of the scientific recordings of the growth of them... In theory one that large really could exist given all the right conditions.... I'm no genius or college student or anything, so I'm greatly putting my word on the line but hey, I personally don't care because in my world, everything that exists is always in theory because truthfully what really is real aside from what you see with your own eyes?
Posted by Elomeda  on  Mon Nov 21, 2005  at  04:11 AM
And honestly I seen the picture of the crab on a totally different site and ran across this site searching to see if it was real because it is astonishing to me....
So, if I find any information on it being some world record crab or something, I'll take the liberty of posting the information here with given links for proof, but I doubt I will find anything...
Oh and the other pictures are real as far as I can tell...
Posted by Elomeda  on  Mon Nov 21, 2005  at  04:15 AM
Booch, just admit ur wrong. U know it, just look at the picture properly. A horse shoe crab has a distinct Traperzium shaped edge between the partition of the front half of body and the back half of body, you can see it clearly in the #3 picture, a stingray's body doesnt come in two partitions.
Posted by Will  on  Thu Dec 15, 2005  at  07:22 AM
Booch know what it is, he/she is just trying to antagonize people and get them to argue. Most people just ignore Booch now.
Posted by Charybdis  on  Thu Dec 15, 2005  at  10:08 AM
I think the horseshoe crab picture is a fake, there are two shadows for the persons pole, there is one that is attached to his bodies shadow and the other is right over the water. I dont see why the shadow would match up like that. It could have been photoshopped? Can anyone prove me wrong?
Posted by Michael Maniotis  on  Fri Dec 16, 2005  at  11:22 AM
lol... haven't seen such a retard in awhile. had a good laugh and brightened up my day. gd that everyone else was mature enough to ignore the guy's attention seeking behaviour.
Posted by andrew  on  Thu Jan 05, 2006  at  12:58 AM
1 is true. Squid really get that big. I'd guess it si a specimen of Archoteuthys Maximus the giant squid not Archoteuthys Hamiltoni the collossal squidas I can't see any hooks.

2 is false. The body (mantle) is not sausage shaped! It is flat.The eye is also wrong. I assure you I am talking sense.Im a expert.

3 is obviously a horse shoe crab, although he wont listen. I have touched rays they are soft and the horse shoe crabs are hard. It was photoshopped and whoever say its a stingray is misinformed.

4 is real its just a big African frog. There are obsure report of 3-foot frogs from China for anyone interested.
Posted by J  on  Sun Oct 01, 2006  at  01:47 PM
The west coast is a lot nicer that the east (no hurricanes) but it is still a horseshoe crab. Booch, if you live near San Diego, visit the stingray/horseshoe crab pool. They actually have both together so you can compare them. The animal in the picture is segmented and doesn't look like any of the stingrays we have down here.
Posted by MooseProwler  on  Tue Oct 10, 2006  at  01:15 PM
Oops, I should have read that before posting it and I just noticed the typo. I also forgot to say that the horseshoe crabs were at Sea World (though some may have guessed).
Posted by MooseProwler  on  Tue Oct 10, 2006  at  01:21 PM
No no... number 4 is definitely a fake... something isn't right with that boy.... LOL just kidding... 😊
Posted by Raj  on  Mon Apr 16, 2007  at  08:24 PM
The horseshoe crab is real i saw one bigger at a aquarium.
Posted by jhon  on  Fri Apr 20, 2007  at  11:54 PM
As cool as this pictures are I'm sorry to say that the second squid and the horseshoe crab aren't real. I only say this because the eyes on the squid aren't in the right spot and they're not the right color. Also because this squid doesn't have a mantle. Which is the part above the head, I know this because when I dissected squids at the Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota Fl the mantle was lose from the head and it holds all of the important things...stomach, gills, ink sac, pen, reproductive organs, and digestive organs. And the horseshoe crab is fake if you look only at the horseshoe crab it's sized perfectly but compared to the other picture where things are farther away it gives the illusion of being huge. In SC(America) it is refered to as a horseshoe crab but commonly mistaken for a stingray. There are differences however, stringray have barbs, fins, and swim. Horseshoe crabs have feet a hard shell, walk and are part of the anthropoda family while stingrays are part of the cnidarias. I do understand the person from CA saying that they are stingrays because they might refer to them as stringrays there but as far as i know they are not. 😊
Posted by veronica  on  Sun Apr 29, 2007  at  03:41 PM
Haha I just noticed the websites name museumofHOAXES meaning that their fake! 😊
Posted by veronica  on  Sun Apr 29, 2007  at  03:48 PM
Stingrays are not cnidarians. Sea-jellies and hydrazoans are cnidarians. Stingrays are vertibrates belonging to the group chondrichthyes along with sharks. They're fish.

Horseshoe crabs are related to spiders being arthropods in the group chelicerata.

Horseshore crabs and stingrays are not closely related, period. You'd be less wrong if you said that the person was a stingray since you'd at least have an animal from the correct phylem.
Posted by MooseProwler  on  Mon Apr 30, 2007  at  12:14 AM
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