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Cindy Shaw <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 27 Sep 2006 13:16:15 -0700
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Joel, the coral list serve is teeming with marine scientists - someone there should be able to help.

Cindy Shaw

---- "J.D. Lake" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I need some assistance identifying a marine organism.  My
> brother-in-law captains a ship in the Gulf of Mexico and their ROV
> recorded video of an unidentified marine organism.  Some believe that
> they've seen a giant squid and others think its a large species of
> jellyfish.  The pipe in the middle of the video is a marine riser and
> is 36" in diameter.  If you check the left side of the screen you'll
> see it swim upward past the riser as the ROV slowly pans down. It's
> tough to estimate size though because they're not sure exactly how
> close they were to the riser.  The ROV descends approximately 25'
> during the clip.  Some estimate the creature to be 75-100' in length.
> Any assistance, guesses, or thoughts would be appreciated.  Thanks.
> Joel
> Joel Lake
> Biological Sciences Department
> Sault Ste. Marie Area High School
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