"Normally, these squid are found in at least 200 metres of water, but these immature squid probably came near the surface, perhaps encountered colder water or currents and became stranded on the beach."
A giant shark that could be up to 20ft long has sent shockwaves across Australian beaches after a great white was nearly bitten in half.
Dozens of dazed Humboldt squid that were about three to four feet long and weighed close to 40 pounds were flapping around on La Jolla Shores beach.
Over the last few years, we have meticulously detailed the likelihood that the Age of Man will soon give way to the Age of Cephalopod. They are much larger, they are much stronger, and have unique swivelling hooks on the clubs at the ends of their tentacles.
The six-metre long, 230-kilogram squid was still alive when it was netted by commercial fishermen last night.... Bob McPherson of the local sport and Game Fishing Club says it is not the first squid netted off Portland, but it is the largest.
A rare, colossal squid weighs 1,100 pounds and has eyes that measure 11 inches across.
Watch the horror at www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2008/04/30/new.zealand.giant.squid.ap
IN SEARCH OF THE GIANT SQUID [EXCERPT]
Desperate to know how squid mate? Curious to see the squishy innards of squid?
Choice pun, possibly intended:
GIANT SQUID WASHES UP IN TASMANIA [EXCERPT]
The colossal squid, only recently discovered, is shorter than the giant squid but much, much nastier.
Which is not to imply that the giant is particularly easygoing....
Read all the horror at www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/07/11/1183833568590.html.
BUS-SIZED SQUID WASHES UP ON BEACH [EXCERPT]
- Squid as long as a bus washes up on an Australian beach
- Zoologists describe the find as a "whopper"
- Giant squid live in waters off southern Australia and New Zealand
Is it just me, or are they really reaching on those "highlights"? Bonus: could the "big" in the URL there be at all the same as "giant" or "colossal"? Or is this a whole new beast?
Scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa will soon have a chance to investigate a creature that appears to be half squid, half octopus that was found in waters off the Big Island.
Sounds a bit Pythonesque: "half squid, half octopus, three-quarter badger, all man...."
"Bringing them up in droves....", "Not all good news" — how is any of this good news?
A fishing crew has caught a colossal squid that could weigh a half-ton and prove to be the biggest specimen ever landed, a fisheries official said Thursday.
If calamari rings were made from the squid they would be the size of tractor tires, one expert said.
RESEARCHERS CATCH GIANT SQUID [EXCERPT]
A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live -- possibly for the first time -- and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday.