Apr 30, 2008

World's Biggest Squid

Take a look at the image. It is the largest squid ever caught by human. The 495-kilogram (1,090-pound) colossal squid was accidentally caught by a fishing boat in Antarctic waters in February 2007. Now it has began to reveal its secrets! On Wednesday, scientists at the Museum of New Zealand discovered it's huge eyes that are the size of beach balls! Can you believe this?

The eyes measuring 27 centimetres (11 inches) across -- about 11 times the size of a human eye -- with lenses of 10 to 12 centimetres in diameter were likely the biggest ever known in the animal kingdom.

"We saw two of the most sensational eyes possible," Auckland University of Technology marine biologist Steve O'Shea said. Link


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