VIDEO: Giant squid found on Spanish beach

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VIDEO: Giant squid found on Spanish beach
The eyes of giant squid can be as large as a human head. Screen Grab: YouTube

A giant squid washed ashore in northern Spain recently, with the odd-looking 9-metre (30 foot) long creature causing both amazement and disgust among locals.


The 180kg (400lb) creature was discovered on La Arena beach in the northern Spanish region of Cantrabria.

It is a member of the Architeuthis dux species, which have the largest eyes in the animal kingdom, the Huffington Post said.

These can be as large as a human head.

The massive squid — which was discovered in very good condition — has now been moved to Cantabria's Maritime Museum in Santander.

Scientists have frozen the animal are now deciding whether it will be displayed.

The first footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat was captured in 2004 but the mysterious animals have long been present in popular mythology.


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