Marine scientists have also speculated on the existence of a species of squid called a 'colossal squid
' that could measure up to 14 meters and live in the freezing waters around Antarctica.
A representative from the New Zealand Department of Conservation told the Herald that the divers most likely found a giant squid (Architeuthis dux) and not a colossal squid
THE COLOSSAL SQUID
is an educational exhibition from the Museum of New Zealand.
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.
The book of 13 short tales include Mycenae, which describes a middleaged couple's disastrous vacation with old friends - while in Good News For Modern Man, a scientist living on a small island has just a colossal squid
and the ghost of Charles Darwin for company.
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
New Zealand scientists Kat Bolstad from Auckland University of Technology led the dissection of a colossal squid
. She described the animal as having a big and delicate eye.
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.