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 short article 'Collosal Squid comes out of Ice' can be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/ 1/hi/sci/tech/7367774.stm#top.