Squid May Be Catch of the Year

A New Zealand fishing crew hauls in a squid weighing more than 1,000 pounds. Scientists are delighted with a chance to study the specimen, so forget that order for half a ton of fried calamari.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Talk about the catch of the day, a New Zealand fishing crew caught what may be the biggest specimen ever landed: a colossal squid. Caught in the deep waters of Antarctica, the squid was dining on sea bass when it was caught. It weighs almost a thousands pounds. Scientists say it would make a lot of huge pieces of calamari, but this colossal squid will be studied, not eaten.

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