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Barbara Gleason <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 27 Sep 2006 22:20:22 -0700
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Hi Joel,

Sounds intriguing, and looks like a bunch of us are interested, so
guess you'll need to re-post including the missing link!

Barbara Gleason

On Sep 27, 2006, at 10:00 PM, Automatic digest processor wrote:

> ---- "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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