Colossal squid caught

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Once again, I’m coming late to the party on this one. It seems that fisherman in Antarctica’s Ross Sea caught the largest specimen of Colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) to date.Most folks are aware of Architeuthis dux, the giant squid.Few folks are aware of the fact that while A.dux is the longest, it’s actually M.hamiltoni that is the largest. Judging from sucker marks found on sperm whales, as well as actual remnants found in sperm whale stomachs, these guys appear to be much nastier than your garden variety giant squid.

It’s too bad that this one was found dead already. Hopefully we’ll be able to nab some footage of these living giants, one day. Till then, we’ll have to make due with dredging up remnants of these awesome beasts.

~Jura

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