Giant Squid found on Tasmanian beach

Giant Squid found on beach
Giant Squid found on beach

On Tuesday 10th July a Giant Squid was fond washed up on Ocean Beach in Strahan, Tasmania.

It measured 1 meter (3 feet) wide and 8 meters (28 feet) long from the top of its body to the end of its tentacles, and weighed approximately 550 pounds said Genefor Walker-Smith, a zoologist from the Tasmanian Museum.

The giant squid, once believed to be a mythical creature, are deep-ocean dwelling animals that can grow to a tremendous size – recent estimates have put their size to a massive 13 m (43 ft) for females and 10 m (33 ft) for males. The larger Colossal Squid, discovered in 1925 is estimated to be at least 14 m (46 ft) long.

The squid found on Ocean Beach was expected to be taken to the museum, where DNA and other scientific tests would be carried out before it is preserved and possibly put on public display.

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CW Staff
In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.

2 Comments

  1. I have always been fascinated by cryptids like the Chupacabras and the Jersey Devil. Great site here!

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