Big Squid

Florida fishermen recently hauled in a squid that's like no other ever found in the Atlantic Ocean.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM April 20, 2007

Fishermen in Florida recently discovered the remains of a humongous squid unlike any creature ever seen in the Atlantic Ocean. The creature's Jell-O-like body wasn't completely intact, but the living creature was definitely longer than the combined height of you and a handful of your friends. Scientists estimate that it was between 16 and 24 feet long.

Marine biologists examine the head and arms of an unusually large squid. Remains of tentacle (held up in inset photo) are now just inches long, but they may have been 20 feet in length when they were whole.

Marine biologists examine the head and arms of an unusually large squid. Remains of tentacle (held up in inset photo) are now just inches long...

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