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#1 sfoxnh

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:08 PM

http://www.newsday.c...0,7547505.story

MELBOURNE, Australia - Australian fishermen have hauled up a 20-foot-long giant squid off the country's southeastern coast.

Skipper Rangi Pene said Monday that the 500-pound squid was already dead when it was caught in a trawler's nets Sunday night in waters more than 1,640 feet deep.

Paul McCoy, a fisheries research biologist, said it took 10 men to lift the squid onto a stretcher and place it in a storage freezer in the city of Portland. A museum will collect it this week.

McCoy said an analysis by the museum would determine the type of squid, its age and possibly how it died.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:04 PM

hi sfox, thanks for the report. very close to home!!!!
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