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"Monster from the deep" - giant squid washes up in Tasmania

Tasmanian scientists are "in a frenzy" at the news of a giant squid washing ashore near Strahan in the state's west.

The beast was discovered by a member of the public last night and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife officers have moved the animal's remains above the high tide mark.

The squid's hood is about two metres long, and the body about two metres. The tentacles have been badly damaged.

Although no giant squids have ever washed up on the west coast before, prime predator the sperm whale frequent the area.

Full article at SMH

Note the pair of legs in the background at left, for a comparison of size.

Photo of the Giant Squid (Architeuthis sp) by Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service from the source article at SMH.

Giant Squid washed up in Tasmania - Architeuthis sp

Posted by: admin on 10th Jul 2007 09:46 PM
Updated by: admin on 11th Jul 2007 02:06 AM
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