"Dr Steve O'Shea, from the Auckland University of Technology, says the previous largest find weighed 300 kilograms.
He says if calamari were made from the squid the rings would be the size of tractor tyres."
London Doubledecker tires, surely, good Doctor!
I'm thrilled and overjoyed at this, but sorry for the squid itself, obviously. So, will we now finally find out? Large eyes but mostly internalized, looking out thorough relatively tiny slits, as the first pictures seem to suggest?
New Zealand fishermen catch rare squid
[SIZE=-1]Miami Herald, FL - 19 minutes ago[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A fishing crew has caught a colossal squid that could weigh a half-ton and prove to be the biggest specimen ever landed, ...[/SIZE]
10m Colossal Squid Landed By NZ Fishermen
[SIZE=-1]ShortNews.com, Germany - 17 minutes ago[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]Fishermen in New Zealand have landed what is believed to be a world-record-breaking squid.The squid which took two hours to land in Antarctic waters weighs ...[/SIZE]