Colossal Squid Caught near Antarctica

New Zealand authorities have announced that a fishing crew caught a Colossal Squid in the freezing Antarctic waters of the Ross Sea. The Colossal Squid is the largest known species of squid.

Official measurements of this particular squid have not been made public, but it is estimated to be 990 pounds and thirty-nine feet long (450 kilograms and 12 meters in SI). If correct, that would make this specimen 330 pounds (150 kilograms) heavier than the next biggest squid ever discovered.


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  1. Hi,
    If you are interested in this colossal squid, Te Papa currently hosts it. It will be dissected together with 4 giant and 2 colossal squid starting Sunday 27 April. More info can be found on our website: and of course, on our blog 🙂

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