A rare deep-water giant squid was brought to the University of Florida in Gainesville on Monday. The squid, 25 feet long, was recovered by recreational fishermen who found it floating on the surface about 12 miles from Jensen Beach.
“It’s so rare to get these specimens and they’re such deep-water animals that we don’t know much about how they live,” said John Slapcinsky, Florida Museum malacology collection manager. “This specimen provides an excellent opportunity to learn things about these creatures we couldn’t find out any other way.”
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