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Fishermen land colossal squid

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New Zealand fisherman have caught what is expected to be a world-record-breaking colossal squid. The squid, 10m long and weighing about 450kg, took two hours to land in Antarctic waters, reports the BBC.

It is believed to be the first adult colossal squid landed intact. One expert said calamari rings made from it would be like tractor tyres.


“Colossal Squid” is the name of the critter which is normally only found in Antarctic waters.

February 22, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. Hi,
    If you are interested in this colossal squid, Te Papa currently hosts it. It will be dissected together with 4 giant and 2 colossal squid starting Sunday 27 April. More info can be found on our website: http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/squid/ and of course, on our blog 🙂

    Comment by tepapamuseum | April 20, 2008

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