Gotta Watch: Weird water life
Fishermen found a 23-foot-long giant squid off the Florida coast.
June 30th, 2011
09:47 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Weird water life

Is that a giant squid? You bet it is. We go under the sea for today's Gotta Watch and capture some of the intriguing things the ocean has to offer. Check out new breeds of life, a feeding frenzy sure to give you chills and a squid that would make a ton of ink.

Chow time – It's a sight so intense only the images articulately convey the terror. Picture hundreds of hungry alligators all searching for food - around your boat.
[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/07/27/dnt.ga.alligator.feeding.frenzy.wjxt "]

Secrets of the sea – Get a closer look at some of the most recent sea creatures discovered in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean. There are creepy crawlers with tiny tentacles and worms that find oil to feed off its bacteria.
[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2009/11/21/vassileva.intv.poiner.marine.cnn "]

Giant squid – A 23-foot squid probably makes a LOT of calamari. With its 2-foot long tentacles, the huge squid barely fit into the boat.
[cnn-video url=" http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/06/29/giant.squid.found.WPTV "]

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  1. John The Fisherman

    Theres only one question we need to ask ourselves about sea life: Can I eat it?. If not, then it should just be used for bait or killed and thrown back into the deep.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carnivore Sam

      Amen.

      June 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eddie

      You sound like a very low man.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Megan

      You actually can eat squid. Here In Newfoundland we eat it all the time. I like squid rings the best (Like an onion ring) and stuffed squid with dressing. (Like what you stuff a chicken with)

      June 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carnivore Sam

      NO Eddie, you sound like a low man.....you do.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • lonsta

      squid rings sound awesome

      July 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Various Authors

    John The Fisherman, I have rarely encountered such wisdom on cnn.com

    June 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JOE

    Gotta watch: Weird stuff underwater. Yea, that weird stuff underwater is Osama Bin Laden.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. WhyOhWhy

    Mother Nature will have her revenge! And when she does you will be bowing to your new Squid masters!

    June 30, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ROLAND

    Beware the rise of the sea otter.

    June 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. leeintulsa

    A 23 foot squid with 2 foot tentacles? Seems askew..

    June 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Megan:
    We didn"t know that you could eat squid.
    Call the New York Times.

    June 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Trollie McTrollenstein

    @Megan: Whats a squid?

    June 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. fernace

    I couldn't view the vid on my phone, but have seen enough Discovery to get the gist.It's true that giant squid & octopi aren't good for eating, but they sure are entertaining. Has any1 seen the program of the octopus in a lab that moved from tank to tank, but only when the humans were gone? I don't swim in the ocean anymore,I feel like my legs are dangling in some1's livingroom! Hey to JIF & Trollie, my boyfriend, even if his trollwife wants to boil me alive! In crab boil, perhaps?!?

    June 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Trollie McTrollenstein

    fernace, youre a freak. I guess you could always be the human meat in a troll sandwich.

    June 30, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dreamer96

    Living in the ocean is like living in weightless outer space, ever wonder what an alien life form might look like?

    June 30, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Trollie McTrollenstein

    Im sure a "space squid" would probably evolve on a planet, in an ocean.Kind of like what happened here. What your thinking of is called a comet. Now I can understand the confusion if the only comet youve ever seen was the one my 2 year old drew with eyes. Other than that Im not sure I get it. Please explain. Ill try to keep my brain from exploding.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dreamer96

      You have no imagination, your childhood must have been very boring....buzz buzz the blogger gnats are very busy...

      July 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Trollie McTrollenstein

    Sorry, that was @dreamer96.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. fernace

    I always wonder about aliens from a galaxy far, far away & would love to meet them! @ Trollie, thanks for noticing. I've been in a "sandwich" but not with a troll. Is it fun??

    June 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Trollie McTrollenstein

    Well, fernace, aside from other life forms that may have evolved elsewhere, science says that if the universe is infinite then, by the laws of probability, there has to be an infinite number of yous out there living every concievable outcome. So, theres alot out there that look like you. A troll sandwich is pretty brutal. You may want to work up some stamina.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
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