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Colossal squid caught by fishing boat

Published: May 26, 2008 at 2:45 PM
PORTLAND, Australia, May 26 (UPI) -- A Portland, Australia, fishing trawler captain said a 500-pound colossal squid that was caught in his net is headed for a museum.

Rangi Pene, skipper of the Zeehaan, said the trawler was fishing about 40 miles off the coast of Portland when the 20-foot-long squid appeared in his net, the Melbourne Herald Sun reported Monday.

The animal, known as a colossal squid, was taken to a Portland freezer to await transport to the Museum Victoria.

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