A giant squid up to 9m long and about 180kg in weight has washed up on the Spanish coast on Tuesday, October 1.
This giant squid was discovered when it washed up on the coast of Cantabria, Spain. According to the researchers, this squid belongs to the species Arrchieteuthis, the largest invertebrate on Earth.
Video close-up of giant squid on the coast of Spain:
It is currently being taken to the Cantabria Maritime Museum for preservation.
Previously, zoologist Tsunemi Kubodera at the National Science Museum of Japan and his colleagues recorded the image of a giant squid swimming on the seabed in 2012 in the area of Ogasawara island south of Tokyo at the 630m deep. The submarine was carrying 3 people, Tsunemi Kubodera and his colleagues followed it down to a depth of 900m.
This giant squid has a body about 3m long, but when the tentacles are straightened, its total length is about 9m.
This squid can live even in very deep places, with limited light they can still see due to its huge eyes. In addition, because their blood cannot carry oxygen when in high temperature areas, they are very fond of cold waters.