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New Zealand Fishermen Land Massive Squid

A New Zealand official says fishermen have caught what is believed to be a world record-sized squid, weighing about 450 kilograms.

The adult Colossal squid is about 10 meters long and about 150 kilograms heavier than the biggest specimen previously found.

New Zealand Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton says the squid was still alive and eating a toothfish when it was caught off Antarctica.

Anderton says the squid was frozen in the ship's hull and brought back to New Zealand for scientific examination.

He says it is the first intact adult male Colossal squid ever to be successfully landed. Colossal squid can grow up to 12 meters in length.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.