Tantalizing news: somewhere out there in the wide, wide world is a video of a pilot whale eating a large squid.
“We looked hard and saw a tentacle of a squid hanging from its mouth and there were other pieces of squid stuck to the whale’s body. It made a number of brusque movements on its side in the water to free the tentacle to eat it — and there we were filming and photographing it all.”
If you follow TONMO you already know it’s probably not a giant squid, as the article breathlessly reports, but it’s still going to be interesting because whales that feed on squid do have a problem: the tentacles are clingy and in many of the large species are equipped with sharp hooks — and they writhe and grip even when the animal is dead. How whales manage a struggling meal is going to be something of interest.
Arrr, I nail a virtual doubloon to the mast of the good ship Pharyngula—first matey to spot the whale and his prey gets it.