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Largest Colossal Squid specimen found to date

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Feb 28, 2011

This article was published in a well known newspaper in the United Kingdom during 2007 after a new specimen of colossal squid was recently caught by fishermen off the coast of New Zealand. This discovery caused a lot  of controversy because it fully established the existence of the colossal squid as the largest in the world. This challenged previous views of the giant squid as the largest specimen. Fishermen aboard the San Aspiring first spotted the specimen attacking an Antarctic toothfish as they were reeling in their catch. At first they tried to winch the line but upon noticing the squid had little chance of survival, they decided to bring the squid on board in the interest of science. This specimen weighed around 990 pounds, nearly 150 kg heavier than the next largest specimen found in the late 1920s. It is now expected to be preserved at the museum of New Zealand in Wellington.

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This topic interests me

Submitted by rvlas on Thu, 2011-03-03 09:32.

This topic interests me because it is a rare event and these are extremely rare specimens they have found like a legendary giant squid that I only heard of in the mythical greek stories but i never believed such a monster existed this is very interesting and makes me very curious and raises many questions.. if this monster is real then maybe other legendary creatures exist too. But as for this collosal squid how is this possible? do they come from the bottom of the ocean or something?

Nevertheless i decided to do some research for you and this are some articles that i came up with were you could get more info about this to help your discussion. “

"I can assure you that this is going to draw phenomenal interest. It is truly amazing," Steve O'Shea from Auckland's University of Technology told local media.”http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6385071.stm  You should include this article in  your research because it is exact proof and source from where the giant squid is and its meaning and great importance of this discovery.

This is the news articles about the giant squid press release. and here is a interesting finding about the squiad said to have glowing cloaking device "They are clearly the largest eyes ever recorded from any animal," said biologist Dan-Eric Nilsson, of the University of Lund in Sweden. "About the size of a soccer ball."http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/05/080501-giant-squid.html .  You should include this in your article because it is showing a interesting fact about the squid like huge soccer ball eyes or a cloaking device which ins really interesting.

I hope this helps you in your research and if there is anyway else i could help do not hesitate to contact me.