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Giant squid caught in Australia

July 18, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The largest squid ever caught in Australian waters has been put under the knife.The 39 foot, 4 inch long creature weighs 547 pounds and was accidentally caught by the crew of a fishing boat last month when it became entangled in a net.

Marine experts at the Melbourne Museum decided to hold a public dissection hoping the autopsy will shed light on the biology of the rarely seen giant squids, including their reproductive habits.

 

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