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Sorry, boys and girls



       No Harryhausen critters this time.

>From Reuters:
"SANTIAGO, Chile (July 11) - Chilean scientists said on Friday their study of 
a huge blob of flesh found on a Pacific beach about three weeks ago concluded 
it was the carcass of a sperm whale, ending speculation of a giant octopus.

Scientists have been baffled by the 40-foot-long (12-metre) mass of 
gelatinous tissue found on a remote beach in southern Chile, with initial 
hunches 
ranging from whale blubber to a disputed species of giant octopus.

Researchers at the Museum of Natural History in Santiago were the first to 
reach a conclusion after analyzing samples of the decaying specimen and finding 
glands of a sperm whale."