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Elusive Giant Squid Washes Up on Beach

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A giant squid, whose oversized eyes and gargantuan blob of a body make it look more mythical than real beast, washed ashore Tuesday (Oct. 1) at La Arena beach in the Spanish community of Cantabria.

The beast measures some 30 feet (9 meters) in length and weighs a whopping 400 pounds (180 kilograms); and according to news reports, it is a specimen of Architeuthis dux, the largest invertebrate (animals without backbones) on Earth.

http://www.livescien...nish-beach.html

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Considering how they love squid, cuttlefish and octopus in Spain, it's a wonder it made it to the lab! Lol.

Awesome find though!

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Calamari!!!!!!

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^tasty calamari ^^

i would totally freak out if i see a squid that size -_-

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Its a trap!

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Damn, that is huge.... I wonder how big it's family members are?

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Probably starved to death in those fished out waters :-(

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I thought they lived at great depth. Is the Med deep enough as their usual habitat?

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I thought they lived at great depth. Is the Med deep enough as their usual habitat?

It was moved to Santander in the North of Spain. So it was probably washed up on a Atlantic beach, not the Mediterranean.

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Probably starved to death in those fished out waters :-(

Possibly just reached its lifespan; octopi and squid typically grow very fast and have a short lifespan. Females in some species die after laying and/or tending the eggs. Of course that may not apply here since relatively little is know about the giant squid,

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