Possible contender for (one of the) largest A. dux, so far; do we need to reconsider maximum ML?

OB

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I just recently came across this paper from 2018, in which the upper limit of estimated ML of a specimen exceeds 3 meters. The hitherto accepted maximum is around 2.25 meters (CO Kat and Steve), so there's a chance of that figure having to be reconsidered. The photographs do suggest great size, but that is of course fairly hard to judge, without a usable reference, outside of the right fisherman's hand and the gaffs both men are holding. The most likely ML to come out of this paper would still fall short of 2.25, to be honest, but I think a little sensationalism doesn't hurt to draw people in :wink:


I'm not sure whether this was posted on our beloved forum, earlier, but if so, my bad.

@Tintenfisch , what's your take, Kat?

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Thanks for posting this, @OB, I had seen reference to this on social media, but the link was down and I was unable to find it after a quick search, and moved on, figuring it might be old news or something. In any case, based on the pic and general water dyanmics in open water, that is a BIG SQUID
 

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