Large Squid Found in Gulf of Mexico

ADDITION Giant Squid– – A 19-1/2 foot, 103 pound squid was netted by accident in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana in late July, with the photos just released.  Researchers were trawling 1,500 feet below the gulf’s surface to study dietary habits of sperm whales when the squid was brought to the surface, not surviving the rapid ascent through the changing depths.

The squid was described as being the size of an SUV, and is rare with the species not having been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico since 1954.   The preserved squid won’t wind up as calamari, but will be sent to the Smithsonian…

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One Comment on “Large Squid Found in Gulf of Mexico”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Hmmmm! That would sort of lend credence to the thirty-year reproductive cycle first mentioned in the (Peter) Benchley novel, “The Beast.” Wouldn’t it?


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