A 4.2 meter long MONSTER squid has accumulated on the coast of the New Zealand capital.
Three brothers were in Wellington for a morning dive when they came upon the impressive creature.
Daniel, Jack and Matthew Aplin rode a dirt road near Red Rocks on the south coast of the city as they stumbled upon the beachhead fish.
The brothers said they encountered sharks on their dive trips, but had never seen a squid of this size. 19659003] The trio turned to the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research, which had the squid collected.
A spokesperson for the Department of Conservation said it was almost certainly a giant octopus whose body had been relatively regularly washed out [1
The giant squid is the largest species of squid except the giant squid.
They are Chi They are occasionally hunted by sperm whales, but juveniles are occasionally hunted by deep-sea sharks.
Rumors and sightings of giant squid with a length of 20.1 meters are common, but no specimens of this size have been scientifically documented.
Studies show Huge cuttlefish feed on deep-sea fish and other squid species.
They catch prey with two tentacles, attack them with serrated suction rings, then bring them to the powerful beak and crush it before they pick it up.
Giant Squid inhabit all the oceans of the world and are considered loners, as only individuals were ever caught in fishing nets.
An online commentator compared the find of the brothers with the colossal cuttlefish in the New Zealand National Museum Te Papa in Wellington – that's over 5.2 meters long.
Last year, a 15.2 meter squid was washed ashore in Indonesia.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been released here by courtesy.