Last week a 12-metre, 200-kilogram giant squid was caught on the west coast of Tasmania
. Scientists have been pickling the "near-perfect specimen" for display at the Melbourne Museum
There are thought to be three species of giant squid in the world. Their only predators are sperm whales, which have to suck in a breath to dive for up to an hour to catch them.
Dr. Norman, a scientist with the museum, said that humans were unlikely to start hunting them for food because of ammonia pockets in their flesh that are used for buoyancy control. "You'd get giant calamari rings the size of car tyres, but they'd taste like floor cleaner."
More giant squid have been caught in nets since orange roughy fishing took off a decade ago.
....because Zorak wanted sun-bloated orange roughy on his pizza.
info from The Sydney Morning Herald, 08 FEB