Giant squid

Giant squid

Visitors to the beach in the Spanish province of Cantabria on Tuesday were incredibly surprised and even a little scared when they stumbled upon the carcass of a giant squid, which washed ashore almost completely safe.

The legendary and mysterious inhabitant of the deep sea, known in the scientific world as archetythius (Latin Architeuthis Dux), reaches a length of 10 meters and weighs about 180 kilograms.

The mollusk discovered on the beach was taken to the Maritime Museum of Cantabria, where it was specially processed and frozen until scientists and the government agree on what to do with the sea giant.

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According to El Diario MontaƱez, scientists and the city administration cannot agree on who owns the squid. Officials insist that the huge headhead should certainly be put on display, while scholars, who rarely have the opportunity to study these creatures, demand to dismember the squid in the name of science.

Despite the outbreak of controversy and controversy, the find is truly amazing.Despite the fact that giant squids are the largest invertebrates on earth, they are almost imperceptible and, therefore, little studied.
As a rule, they live at a depth of 300 to 900 meters, where scientists are almost impossible to reach, and those of the carcasses that previously washed ashore were rarely kept as good as the last find.

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However, scientists are not trying to find out more about giant clams. In 2004, Japanese researchers obtained the first images of a huge squid. In 2006, a group of Japanese researchers raised a living squid female 7 meters long to the surface.

Giant squids, as is well known, feed on other squids and fish, and are themselves prey to sperm whales. In the literature, they were portrayed as scary monsters, but the facts of their attacks on ships were not proven. The length of the largest specimen of the giant squid, according to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, was thirteen meters.

The squid, cast ashore in Cantabria, was photographed by Enrique Tolledo.

"The animal died in the sea and ocean currents brought it to the shore.Squid was in good condition, it lacks only one tentacle, "- said the photographer.

He noted that the eyes of the animal looked like they were alive. This is not surprising, because the giant squid has the largest eyes in the animal world. They can reach 25 centimeters in diameter. To date, there are only a few museums in the world, whose exhibits include the carcasses of these animals.

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