Massive squid washes up on New Zealand beach

A massive squid washed up on a New Zealand beach Wednesday.

The squid’s mantle is more than 6 feet long and its longest tentacle measures more than 16 feet. Just look at how the squid makes a 6′ man look short.

The Kaikoura Marine Centre and Aquarium took the squid, freezing it. The freezer has glass windows so visitors can see the marine animal.

Samples of the squid are being studied at universities. The Marlborough Express reports scientists are trying to figure out how the squid died. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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