Nurdles? Plastic beads?? Bizarre! We did find a thread of plastic in the stomach of one giant squid, but squid eating plastic beads? I wonder whether this is some form of secondary ingestion - as in the prey have eaten them - because I cannot imagine a squid attacking a plastic bead (wrong shape, size). The algae could be because of the beach-cast nature of these specimens also (also recorded from the stomach's of stranded Architeuthis, but not in situ captured specimens). You want to check out our paper on gut contents of Architeuthis, as we talk about this therein.Heather Braid;149012 said:..... many of them have nurdles (small plastic beads....). Squids are the best (especially when specimens decide to wash up on the beach exactly when you need something to work on)!