Friday Squid Blogging: Rare Squid Washes up in Tasmania
A (dead) giant squid of the species Architeuthis washed up on a Tasmanian beach.
The hood of the squid is about two metres long and the body a couple of metres long.
A TPWS spokesman said the tentacles have been badly mangled so their length could not be measured.
Strahan senior ranger Chris Arthur said it is the first time that a giant squid has washed up on the beaches of the west coast, although the giant squid is known to be a food source for sperm whales, which have frequently stranded on the coast.
This article has different sizing:
A squid as long as a bus has washed up on a beach on the west coast of Tasmania.
Measuring eight metres from the tip of its body to the end of its tentacles, the squid weighs about 250 kilograms.