Friday Squid Blogging: National Geographic Colossal Squid Photo

It’s also dead:

Heavier than even giant squid, colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) have eyes as wide as dinner plates and sharp hooks on some of their suckers. The new specimen weighs in at an estimated 990 pounds (450 kilograms).

Posted on January 25, 2008 at 4:40 PM5 Comments


Durable Alloy January 25, 2008 6:00 PM

“For one thing, added the Auckland University of Technology professor, the squid would yield calamari rings the size of tractor tires.”

Will they serve these at TGI Friday’s?

Sedgequill January 25, 2008 8:34 PM

Who decided that length trumps weight in determiining the largest invertebrate?

It’s hard to imagine swallowing either colossal or giant at great depth—or anywhere.

fish-lover January 27, 2008 12:50 PM

Always love seeing what you’ve netted for your Friday Squid Blogging post. Did you come up with the idea because “blogging” sounds like “jigging”, the name used for fishing squid?

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