They Find a Giant Squid of Almost 14 Feet in New Zealand

The photo of this huge squid became viral.

When the brothers Jack, Daniel and Matthew Aplin, originally from Wellington, Australia, were returning from a morning dive session on the coasts of New Zealand, they were greatly surprised, because the discovery they made and managed to capture with their camera gave them the Around the World.

These adventurers found a squid of large dimensions that, according to experts, corresponds to an Architeuthis, a genus of cephalopods of the order Teuthida, better known as the giant squid.

The three men did not miss the opportunity to photograph this species and one of them decided to upload the images to the Facebook account Ocean Hunter Spearfishing & Freediving Specialists, where the postcards began to become viral since both images add more than 1,000 comments.

The mollusc, almost 14 feet long, caught the attention of experts from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, although according to the News Australia, this type of specimens can reach up to 32 feet in length, plus of having suckers and spikes along its tentacles.

They Find a Giant Squid of Almost 14 Feet in New Zealand

It is believed that this giant squid gave rise to the Norwegian legend of the Kraken, that sea monster that in the stories was responsible for attacking ships in the waters off the coast of Scandinavia during the last millennium.

 

Source: El Nuevo Dia