Archive for Oceans

2 Sea Stories I Made Up But Sound True

Hello. Sorry I haven’t done any proper posts since August, but my plans have been too busy to do so.

Anyway, for this post, I will text 2 sea stories I made up in my head, and both of them take place in New Zealand. Due to me making them up, there will be no pictures.

1. In late August 2007, a group of New Zealand scientists went tiger shark diving. They held baits and the tiger sharks came by after a while, and they made it into a movie. While there, they also filmed a gliding stingray but they were unaware that it was the exact same one that sadly killed Steve Irwin nearly a year earlier.

2. In October 2008, a group of New Zealand scientists went out on a 6-ton boat to capture a live colossal squid in its nature habitat on camera. The cameras would take photos every 30 seconds and the line had 2 hook traps. They then lowered the line to 6,000 feet underneath the surface. After a while, a colossal squid attacked the bait and got caught the the lower one of the hook traps. After trying to get free for 5 hours and 39 minutes, the colossal squid broke free. When they raised the line up, they noticed something: on the lower hook trap was a long squid tentacle. The tentacle had not been there before the squid attacked the lure.

Thats the end of my (first proper since August) post.

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Grandpa Jack And Barb’s Upcomming Trip

My final post of July. This may be short.

Grandpa Jack and Barb are coming from August 2-August 4. We will be going on a boat in Lake Geneva.

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Hooked on a Line

Remember how I said I would do a post NEXT weekend? Well, it’s being made THIS weekend. Sorry, but with so many events going on and me being tired, I haven’t been making much posts these days.

On September 30, 2004, Japanese Scientists went on a 5-ton fishing boat to the ocean, with sperm whales leading their way.

They then lowered a line to 3,000 feet under the ocean. The line had a camera, 2 hook traps, and a fish bait.

They had did this 23 times in the past. Then, at 9:15 A.M., a Giant Squid 26 feet long appeared, and attacked the lower hook trap. That was a mistake. After it ate the bait, one of its tentacles got caught on the hooked trap, and couldn’t get free.

For the first 20 minutes, the squid pulled trying to get away. For the next 80 minutes, it spread its arms widely, and attacked the lure. During this time, it swam upward to 600 meters under the surface. Over the next 3 hours, it slowly returned to the deeper zone, to the death of 1,000 meters under the surface. During this time, it again pulled trying to get away.

Finally, after 4 hours and 13 minutes of being caught, the squid pulled off its tentacle, swam away, and disappeared. The tentacle that was still caught on the line was 18 feet long. Down below are pictures of the squid that the camera took. Photo 50 (A) shows the squid arriving. Photo 98 (B) shows the squid spreading its arms. Photo 555 (C) shows the squid just breaking free. Photo 556 (D) shows the squid swimming away.

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That’s it for this post. I’ll (for sure) do another post (or maybe even a few) over winter break.

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