Calamari anyone? A giant squid with tentacles as long as FIVE metres washes up on New Zealand beach By Leesa Smith for Daily Mail Australia 14 May 2015 A man spotted an unusual sight on his morning stroll along the beach when an incredible giant squid was washed up on the shore.
Staff from the Kaikoura Marine Centre and Aquarium moved the squid to safety before the birds swooped down and feasted on its enormous body lying on the sand at South Bay on the South Island of New Zealand on Wednesday.
It was not yet known what the deep sea creature weighs but if the following measurements are anything to go by it is safe to presume it would be seriously hefty: the mantle is more than two metres long with a 19cm eye diameter and the longest tentacle is just over five metres.
A man spotted an unusual and incredible sight on his morning stroll along South Bay beach when an incredible giant squid was washed up on the shore on New Zealand's south island
STORY / PICTURES