Giant Squid Remains Found In Australia (Video)

By on Jun 8, 2012 in Amazing, Animals, Australia, Science Comments
Giant Squid

The Giant Squid
Credit: Al McGlashan / The Daily Telegraph

Remains of a giant squid has been found floating by The Daily Telegraph fishing columnist Al McGlashan off the New South Wales south coast, Australia, international news sites reported on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

According to a report from The Daily Telegraph Australia, the giant squid measured about 3m long, even though most of its tentacles had been bitten off, possibly by a sperm whale.

“It must have died not that long before we found it because it didn’t smell at all and its colours were still strong – most giant squid remains are smelly and rotten and just off-white by the time someone finds them,” McGlashan was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, McGlashan revealed that while they are filming the giant squid, a 2.5m blue shark appeared and fed on it.

“It hoed into the squid straight away and didn’t care a bit that it was right next to us; it was taking great chunks out of the squid in one bite,” McGlashan reportedly said.

The video of that incident, embedded below, has been uploaded on Youtube and went viral, with more than 5 million views already as of this writing since it was uploaded on Monday, June 4, 2012.

Giant Squid Eaten By Blue Shark
Credit: Youtube / Al McGlashan

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