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[News]: Very Large Colossal Squid Caught

monty

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dangit, why don't they ever show the EYES in these pictures...

the .doc file at the beginning has some more info: 450kg!

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Is this the same squid shown in the three photos posted here? (click) The operation performed to secure the new specimen looks like what's occurring in the third pic.

monty;88101 said:
dangit, why don't they ever show the EYES in these pictures...
Monty, I think they do show one eye! :biggrin2:

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There's been a lot of squid news of late, hasn't there!

Who knows what is around the corner.
 

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"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?
 

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Steve,
I really looking forward to any report you can provide after studying this incredible animal. Makes me want to come over to NZ today and ask if you need help!
 

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