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Giant squid captured in Gulf of Mexico

September 23rd, 2009 No comments

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US scientists have captured a giant squid – larger than a New York City taxi – in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said.The squid was more than two feet longer than the 2010 Ford Crown Victoria taxi edition. The squid, measuring almost 20 feet (6.1 meters) in length and weighing more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms) was caught July 30 by a trawl, pulled behind a research vessel, more than 1,500 feet deep, the agency said in a statement. While another giant squid was found floating dead in the Gulf in 1954, this is the first time one has been captured during scientific research in the area, NOAA said.

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