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49 foot long dead squid washes up Indonesian beach

Published: May 12, 2017



[image: Remains of the giant squid. PHOTO: FACEBOOK]

Remains of the giant squid. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

[image: Remains of the squid. PHOTO: FACEBOOK] [image: Remains of the
squid. PHOTO: FACEBOOK] [image: Remains of the giant squid. PHOTO: FACEBOOK]

The carcass of a giant squid was discovered on the shores of Seram island
in Maluko province of Indonesia, on Tuesday, local news daily *Beritasatu

The 49-foot-long sea creature was discovered by a resident identified as
Asrul Tuanakota – who first mistook the animal for a stranded boat.

*Fresh whale stranding on notorious New Zealand beach

According to *Jakarta Globe
scores of people flocked to the Hulung Beach at Iha village, in Western
Seram district, to catch a glimpse of the dead squid.

*Strange object spotted on New Zealand beach leaves people guessing

While the cause of death remains unknown, the sea-animal is believed to
have been dead for at least three days before it washed up on the
beach. Locals called for the government’s help to remove the decaying
remains of the squid, the newspaper added.

Giant squids can grow to a tremendous size due to deep-ocean gigantism.
They are the second-largest mollusk and one of the largest of all extant

[image: Remains of the squid. PHOTO: FACEBOOK]Remains of the squid. PHOTO:

Earlier this year, more than 400 whales were stranded on a New Zealand
beach with most of them dying quickly as frustrated volunteers desperately
raced to save the survivors.

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