Thursday, May 01, 2008

Colossal Squid Revealed in First In-Depth Look

giant squid

A colossal squid floats in a tank at a museum in New Zealand on April 30, giving scientists their first close look at the rare and elusive sea creature.

The giant was caught by a fishing boat off the coast of Antarctica in February 20007. At 26 feet (8 meters) long, it is believed to be the largest squid ever captured.

Experts froze the animal, a female, soon after its capture to preserve it for study.

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