Collosal Squid Has World's Biggest Eyes

They're the size of dinner plates, 'largest ever recorded'
By Neil Turitz,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2008 7:27 PM CDT
Collosal Squid Has World's Biggest Eyes
In this photo released by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, a giant squid is seen after it washed up onto Ocean Beach in Strahan, Tasmania, Tuesday, July, 10. 2007. The squid, measuring 1 meter (3 feet) across at its widest point and 8 meters (26 feet) from the tip of its body to the end of its tentacles,...   (AP Photo/Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, HO)

With eyes bigger than dinner plates and orange-sized lenses, a colossal squid being dissected by New Zealand scientists boasts the biggest peepers of any animal—and larger relatives could lurk in the deep, the Telegraph reports. It's "certainly not the largest specimen out there," said one marine biologist, who believes a fully grown colossal squid could weigh in at 1,650 pounds.

Scientists say the largest could reach 46 feet in length and would be quite deadly, with hundreds of sharp hooks on its tentacles as well as a large and powerful beak. "It's endowed with a killer arsenal," another scientist commented. "Everything about it." (More giant squid stories.)

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