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Huge Squid Washes Ashore in New Zealand [PICS]

All images via Kaikoura Marine Center/ Facebook

A huge squid, apparently over six feet long, washed up dead on a beach in New Zealand.

A giant squid was found on a beach near the town of Kaikoura in New Zealand by local resident Bruce Bennett as he was walking his dog.

Mr. Bennett said that the squid must have washed up on the beach on a Tuesday night.

I wish it had been a lump of [whale] ambergris. I’ve found old fishing floats and bits and pieces of other stuff, never any ambergris.

The squid is said to have tentacles that are 16 feet long!

The squid was moved to an aquarium where it has been frozen for preservation before the birds picked it apart.

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Samples of the huge squid have been given to Auckland and Otago Universities for further research.

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Huge Squid Washes Ashore in New Zealand [PICS]