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Giant Squid Found Florida

June 29, 2011 by staff 

Giant Squid Found FloridaGiant Squid Found Florida, The Kraken was launched at the University of Florida – not the legendary sea monster, but a giant squid real life found off the coast of the Atlantic. Three anglers discovered the giant team of nearly 25 feet long, floating 12 miles of Jensen Beach. He was taken to a nearby lab before before being transferred on Monday night at the Museum of Natural History in Florida

“It’s amazing. It is rare to find something so great that at the bottom,” said John Slapcinsky, director of the Florida Museum of Malacology collection.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about the species,” he said.

He said that the species with the scientific name Architeuthis dux, the lives of 300 to 1,000 meters deep. One of the largest invertebrate, which can grow to 60 feet long and weigh over 1,000 pounds.

Giant squid are played once and often die slowly. Slapcinsky said fishermen probably in that state found the squid.

Soft-bodied squid means the capture of the animals over a network can be damaged, he said, so the intact specimen presents an opportunity for researchers to know your age, diet and reproduction. He said that instead of finding also provides a vision, as previous records showing that living farther north.

The species is the only of its kind in the collections of the Museum of Florida. Museum scientists are carrying out a conservation process that will take about two weeks to complete.

Slapcinsky said later determine whether it can be shown to the public.

“It would be great to have an object on screen,” he said.

The giant squid is the same gender is shown in 2006, the museum’s temporary exhibition, “In Search of Giant Squid.”

The presentation focused on the lack of sightings of squid in the wild, a little later by a team of Japanese cinema.

The giant squid has inspired the popular culture of the legend of the squid kraken attack submarines in the novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” The species is sometimes described as a sparring partner with sperm whales, a common predator.

“It’s pretty amazing to think an animal without a backbone is battling a sperm whale – and win sometimes,” said Slapcinsky.

Contact Nathan Crabbe at 338-3176 or nathan.crabbe @ gvillesun.com.

The giant squid is the same gender is shown in 2006, the museum’s temporary exhibition, “In Search of Giant Squid.”

The presentation focused on the lack of sightings of squid in the wild, a little later by a team of Japanese cinema.

The giant squid has inspired the popular culture of the legend of the squid kraken attack submarines in the novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” The species is sometimes described as a sparring partner with sperm whales, a common predator.

“It’s pretty amazing to think an animal without a backbone is battling a sperm whale – and win sometimes,” said Slapcinsky.

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