[News]: Fishermen bag huge squid off Portland. - The Age

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    [News]: Fisherman hauls in colossal squid - Melbourne Herald Sun


    Fisherman hauls in colossal squid
    [SIZE=-1]Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - 3 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]It was in fact the catch of a lifetime - a 6m long, 230kg squid, which is now in a freezer in Portland, waiting for collection by Museum Victoria. ...[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Giant squid caught at Portland [SIZE=-1]ABC Online[/SIZE][/SIZE]
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    [News]: Fisherman catches 20ft giant squid - ic Wales


    Fisherman catches 20ft giant squid
    [SIZE=-1]ic Wales, United Kingdom - 54 minutes ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Australian fishermen have hauled up a 20ft long giant squid from the ocean off Australias south-eastern coast. Skipper Rangi Pene says the 500lb squid was ...[/SIZE]


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    [News]: Australian fishermen catch 20-foot-long, 500-pound giant squid - PR-Inside.c


    Australian fishermen catch 20-foot-long, 500-pound giant squid
    [SIZE=-1]PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria - 1 hour ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]AP MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Australian fishermen have hauled up a 20-foot (six-meter) long giant squid from the ocean off Australia's southeastern coast. ...[/SIZE]


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  5. Steve O'Shea

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    I love how this story has changed since it was first reported.

    It was giant, then became colossal, reported to have been live when caught, then dead, 26 feet down to 20 feet .....

    It is a month-or-so early for Australian captures to start, although we had one here 2 weeks ago also; odd.
     
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    I get this tremendous sense of deja vu...
     
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    I get this tremendous sense of deja vu...
     
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    It is a nice catch, however, skin's intact for the most part.
     
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    Thats probably because they are incorrectly using imperial and metric units of measure to judge the size of the squid. Everyone knows that the correct unit of measure in such cases is the International Standard Double-decker Bus (Isdb). :wink:
     

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