Mature Male Colossal Squid Landed in New Zealand

The BBC is reporting that a Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis Hamiltoni) has been caught by a New Zealand trawler in Antarctic waters:

Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said the squid, weighing an estimated 450kg (990lb), took two hours to land in Antarctic waters. […] Local news said the Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni was about 10m (33ft) long, and was the first adult colossal squid landed intact.

Colossal Squid - Mesonychoteuthis Hamiltoni - (c) Getty Images - Via the BBC

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