Thousands watch as scientists dissect colossal squid

Colossalsquid.jpgBack in December 2013, Capt. John Bennett and his fishing crew reeled in an unexpected catch in Antarctica’s Ross Sea – a 770-pound colossal squid. With dinner plate-size eyes and over 3 feet-long tentacles, the giant mollusk is one of the sea’s most elusive creatures. The female squid was carrying eggs when its body was discovered, and it is only the second intact specimen ever found, reports the Daily Mail. After the discovery, the squid was placed in cold storage for eight months until Sept. 15, when a research team out of New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology thawed out the giant sea dweller and dissected it live on camera. The massive squid had quite the audience, with its dissection streamed live by to an audience of about 142,000 people from 180 countries, according to the Associated Press.…MORE


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2 Responses to Thousands watch as scientists dissect colossal squid

  1. So hook me up with 2 gallons of tzatziki sauce for dipping, 2 bottles of Ouzo for swishing, and this Greek-Jewish-Eskimo boy is good for the weekend with this bad-ass squid.


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