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news icon rOne of the biggest and most complete giant squids ever found is on display at London's Natural History Museum. Measuring a monstrous 8.62m (28ft), the animal was caught off the coast of the Falkland Islands by a trawler. Researchers at the museum undertook a painstaking process to preserve the giant creature, which is now on show in a 9m- (30ft-) long glass tank.

Giant squid, once thought to be sea serpents, are very rarely seen and live at depths of 200-1,000m (650-3,300ft).

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Glacies

That is impressive. i would be wowed by such a beast as well. though i'm still more impressed by the living squid pictures...not saying dead giant squid aren't cool, just saying theyre not as cool.

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Synergy

though i'm still more impressed by the living squid pictures...

Where did you ever see pictures of living Giant Squids? Last I had checked, Giant Squids had never once been seen (and proven [pictures, video etc.]) alive in their natural environment? Maybe I am wrong, however, If I am please do provide pictures; I would love to see some of a living Giant Squid!

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frogfish
Where did you ever see pictures of living Giant Squids? Last I had checked, Giant Squids had never once been seen (and proven [pictures, video etc.]) alive in their natural environment? Maybe I am wrong, however, If I am please do provide pictures; I would love to see some of a living Giant Squid!

Whoa, catch up with the news man...

A live giant squid was photographed by Japanese Scientists with a camera trap....the article is around here somewhere.....*scratches head*

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Raptor

Where did you ever see pictures of living Giant Squids? Last I had checked, Giant Squids had never once been seen (and proven [pictures, video etc.]) alive in their natural environment? Maybe I am wrong, however, If I am please do provide pictures; I would love to see some of a living Giant Squid!

A team of Japanese researchers took some video footage a few months ago, yu can probably find it easily with google. :tu:

I may go to see this, it's only about 20min from where I live; but whenever they have things like this on display it takes a few hours to queue up and you only get a few minutes. :P

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Synergy

Whoa, catch up with the news man...

A live giant squid was photographed by Japanese Scientists with a camera trap....the article is around here somewhere.....*scratches head*

WOW! How in the world did I miss that news!?

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BurnSide

haha i don't know Guru, it was massive news everywhere on the news and everything. Go check it out. :)

I would love to see this, i'm always wowed by the complete specimens and although this lady isn't a particularly massive one, i'm sure she'll bring quite alot of attention.

Unfortunately it wont last very long. :(

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