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.