Image: Humongous squid washes up on Wellington beach

Goodness, gracious. Look at the size of the thing.

 
 

It’s almost five metres in length and is formally known as a Architeuthis dux squid.

It washed up on Wellington’ south coast recently.

“After we went for a dive we went back to the squid and got a tape measure out, and it measured 13 feet long,” diver Daniel Aplin told the New Zealand Herald.

Aplin phoned a friend from New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. That person then arranged for the squid to be collected.

 
 

 
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