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Giant Squid Caught Off Kerry Is First Found In Irish Waters In Over Two Decades

18th May 2017
A giant squid preserved in ice at Melbourne Aquarium in Australia A giant squid preserved in ice at Melbourne Aquarium in Australia Photo: Wikimedia

#GiantSquid - A giant squid measuring nearly six metres in length has been caught off Dingle in Co Kerry — the first encounter with the rare ocean creature in Irish waters in 22 years, as TheJournal.ie reports.

Fisherman Pete Flannery landed the elusive cephalopod while trawling on the Porcupine Bank this past Monday 15 May.

And the remains are now in the case of Dingle’s Oceanworld Aquarium before transfer to the Natural History Museum in Dublin.

Described as “very rare” in Irish waters by aquarium director Kevin Flannery, only five giant squid have been found here since records began in 1673.

The first live footage of a giant squid anywhere in the world was only captured earlier this decade.

TheJournal.ie has more on the story HERE.

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