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The Giant Squid in Baja is becoming far more common , as the Shark Population is decimated. The Giant Squid is in fact , just as aggressive and deadly to Fisherman and Divers. Nature , ALL of it must be Conserved and PROPERLY managed ........ or the World we live in will become a very unblalanced and foreign place
Actually the Humboldt squid is MUCH more dangerous to humans than octopus. The swarm at divers, their bite is very aggressive. But you're right, in some areas the decline in shark populations IS impacting the ecosystem already.
I'm not sure how smart that was to engage this thing.
did he get engaged to it? wow,, talk about an odd couple!
It looked like the creature engaged them not the other way around.
Fabulous!! I admire these young guys for a) their courage and b) not lashing out at the octopus. Very cool.
As a primatologist, I think that the recent discoveries regarding intelligence in octopuses are very important. They also make me very uneasy about the conditions that I've seen for some captive individuals.
Way cool. One of a million reasons not to screw up the oceans of the world.
I'm 83 years old now, but dove for many years and never lost the sense of wonder being in another world, much larger and more complex than ours. I feel sorry for those who consider this "gross" or "stupid." These guys not only exhibited amazing cool 80 feet down, but realized how incredibly lucky they were with this encounter. Coming face to face with amazing creatures is a privilege, unless it has bared teeth or poison barbs. Once, minke whale visited our 14 foot boat once, scraping along the sides, inspecting us all around, giving us a parting wave of the fin, looking us in the eye with the eye of an obviously intelligent creature. It was a magical moment without a trace of fear on our part. Just a sense of incredible privilege to say "hi" to a fellow mammal we otherwise never would have seen up close and personal.
you should write a book. i found your paragraph interesting, intriguing and captivating, to say the least.
I hope to get the courage to dive in the open ocean soon. I'm impressed at these guy's cool under the circumstances! What an amazing experience you had with that whale. Incredible. That's one of the times I would have displayed inappropriate "courage" ... because I would have jumped in to look at it underwater and to try to pet it. Dumb. Dumb mistake that would be. To leave the whale alone and just enjoy his visit probably made him stay longer. Respect for the whale.
He's lucky that he didn't end up as a snack.
They do not snack on humans...now a great white...also found in the bay there...that is another story. The large squid found in the Sea of Cortez are also very intelligent. I am reluctant to eat squid or octopus now since I know the big ones are very smart.
That's why I dive! You never know when you're going to encounter something like that!
well its his backyard.................and he plays where he wants to
Seeing is BELIEVING for sure*****well, at least for some/most things*