Thursday, February 22, 2007

"An Eye the Size of a Dinner Plate"

It's not the elusive "giant squid" but at half-a-ton, the Colossal Squid specimen caught by New Zealand fishermen is plenty big in its own right.

Weighing in at 450 kg., the mature male easily outdistances the only other complete Colossal ever caught, a female that weighed only a third as much.

At the moment the squid is on ice as the fishermen head to Wellington where scientists will examine and preserve it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post!
To the next fishers or scientists: Please let the next specimen go.
Human knowledge is a good thing, but the mysteries of the planet are more important living than dead.