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Intact colossal squid sliced open

NEW ZEALAND
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 04:00 (GMT + 9)

A 350-kilogram colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) -- which had been caught by Sanford fishing boat San Aspiring in Antarctic waters last summer and kept in a freezer since then -- was finally sliced open by a team of researchers from the Te Papa museum, in Wellington. These scientists -- led by Kat Bolstad from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) University and the University of Otago -- spent several hours examining and sampling different tissues and discovered the colossal animal is female, has got 35 cm-wide eyes, slightly over 1 m legs and believe its two tentacles would have been perhaps double their length if they had not been damaged, Radio New Zealand informed. “This is essentially an intact specimen, which is almost an unparalleled opportunity for us to examine,” Bolstad remarked. “This is a spectacular opportunity.” Colossa... FULL STORY

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