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Dead giant squid washes ashore in Kea

Dead giant squid washes ashore in Kea

Dead giant squid washes ashore in Kea

Beachgoers were stunned to find a dead giant squid that had washed ashore on a beach in Kea on Monday.

It was identified as a European flying squid, a species of squid from the continental slope and oceanic waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is the type species of the genus Todarodes, the type genus of the subfamily Todarodinae of the pelagic squid family Ommastrephidae.

It is a species which is targeted by some fisheries, although it is more often a bycatch.

Dead giant squid washes ashore in Kea

*Photo Credit: Evelina Kbella

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