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Post by edser » Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:12 am

How about those supposed giant octupi. the ones that have washed up on beaches and are as long as 200 ft! Where the heck do these things live? The same for archytuthis? (sorry probably spelled that wrong not good at latin) We have found the infant giant squid but never a full grown one. its a big ocean but what kind of habitat do creatures like thes inhabit? Is it possible that more ancient marine life exists in the same enviroment with them?

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Post by Ange » Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:09 am

About the "Giant Octopi" where does it lives? Well, it ranges the coastal waters of Northern California through the Gulf of Alaska and around the Pacific Rim to Japan and Korea. Typically they are found in waters shallower than 100 fathoms ranging from the low intertidal zone to beyond 200 fathoms.
At day time, they usually hide under rocks and in underwater caves. And they're octopus, they can comuflage themselves.
And also they migrate. Depending on seasonal temperature changes and food availability. A general migration offshore into deeper water may occur in the fall with a return migration to shallower water the following spring.

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:43 pm

The giant squid, which is a totally different thing, lives in very deep waters.
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