colossal squid


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colossal squid

n.
A very large squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) having a large head and mantle and hooks on its arms and tentacles. Colossal squids inhabit Antarctic waters and can reach weights of approximately 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds).
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The Antarctic is home to a great diversity of life: huge colonies of emperor and Adelie penguins, the incredible colossal squid with eyes the size of basketballs that allow it to see in the depths, and the largest animal on the planet, the blue whale, which has veins large enough for a person to swim down.
The Royal Detective, Mantis Shrimp, questions the guests -Chameleon, Shark, Lancehead Snake, Goat, Dragonfly, Colossal Squid, Pigeon and two sea urchins--to solve the mystery.
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The sanctuary will cover more than 12 percent of the Southern Ocean, which is home to more than 10,000 species including most of the world's penguins, whales, seabirds, colossal squid and Antarctic tooth fish.
The exhibition illustrates the world of the tiger shark, sperm whale and colossal squid hidden beneath the waves, along with their relationship with humans both today and in Captain Cook's time.
Mantis Shrimp, the Royal Detective, questions the guests, including Sir Chameleon, Captain Shark, Lancehead Snake, Dragonfly, Colossal Squid and Dr.
New Zealand scientists Kat Bolstad from Auckland University of Technology led the dissection of a colossal squid.
The biggest species of squid known to man is the colossal squid, which was first discovered in the form of two tentacles found in the stomach of a sperm whale in 1925.
From school, Sally knows that the Colossal Squid has the largest eye of any creature in the animal kingdom.
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