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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossal_squid

The colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, from Greek mesos (middle), onycho (claw, nail), and teuthis ()), sometimes called the Antarctic squid or giant cranch squid, is believed to be the largest squid species in terms of mass.It is the only known member of the genus Mesonychoteuthis.It is known from only a few specimens, and current estimates put its maximum size at 12–14 m (39–46 ...

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What Is the Biggest Squid Ever Found? According to National Geographic, the largest squid ever found measured 59 feet long and weighed about a ton. The squid was a "giant" squid, the largest of the more than 280 squid species found worldwide.

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Giant squid and some other large squid species maintain neutral buoyancy in seawater through an ammonium chloride solution which is found throughout their bodies and is lighter than seawater. This differs from the method of flotation used by most fish, which involves a gas-filled swim bladder .

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Scientists and broadcasters said Monday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid roaming the depths of the Pacific Ocean, showing it in its natural habitat for the first time ever.

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A fishing crew has caught a colossal squid that could weigh a half-ton and prove to be the biggest specimen ever landed, a fisheries official said Thursday. The squid ...

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Though this one is the largest colossal specimen ever found, it is a male — female squid are generally bigger. ... caught the newly dissected colossal squid in December of 2013. It was pulled up ...

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The photo was a fabrication that melded a picture depicting a dead whale found in Chile back in 2011 with a picture of a giant squid that washed up on a Spanish beach in 2013:

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Colossal squid may be largest ever caught NEW Zealand fishermen in the Ross Sea have caught what's thought to be the largest squid ever found, weighing an estimated 450kg. By Xavier La Canna in ...

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Faked photo of a giant squid supposedly found In California. Screenshot from Lightly Braised Turnip, www.lightlybraisedturnip.com 160-Foot Giant Squid Hoax: How Big Do They Really Get?

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The mysterious and mythical giant squid has never been spotted alive in the deep sea -- until now. A team from Japan's National Science Museum has captured footage of a giant squid in its natural ...