Friday, February 23, 2007

New Zealand fishermen land a colossal squid that lives up to the name

Colossal squid aren't the same as giant squid. They're much heavier. In this case, much, much heavier (an estimated 450 kg, which means about 990 pounds!).

In the linked article, the BBC provides a size comparison chart, using a London bus as a starting point. The squid is longer.

For those of you into specifics, the squid in question is said to be a Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, and it was found in Antarctic waters.

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