Colossal squid caught

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A New Zealand fishing crew has caught an adult colossal squid, a sea creature with eyes as big as dinner plates and razor-sharp hooks on its tentacles…..

…Colossal squid, known by the scientific name Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, are estimated to grow up to 14 meters (46 feet) long and have long been one of the most mysterious creatures of the deep ocean….

…. Colossal squid are found in Antarctic waters and are not related to giant squid (Architeuthis species) found around the coast of New Zealand. Giant squid grow up to 12 meters (39 feet), but are not as heavy.

“Colossal Squid”….BAH, HUMBUG. Architeuthis will always be number one in my heart.

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1 Response to “Colossal squid caught”


  1. 1 GIANT SQUID LOVER May 20, 2008 at 9:31 am

    I THINK THAT CATCHING ANY ANIMALS TO KILL IS CRUEL. JUST LOOKING AT SOME OF THESE THING ON THIS WEBSITE MADE MY STOMACHE TURN. i LOVE SQUIDS, DOLPHINS, WHALES AND RAYS. i EVEN HAVE A CLUB ABOUT THEM! PLEASE HELP PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND GO TO http://WWW.HELPTHESEA.CO.UK AND GET READY TO LOVE THE SEA AND ANY OCHEON LIFE IN IT.


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