As a huge giant squid fan, you'd think I knew of the even larger species Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni or colossal squid. Well, now I do because fishermen captured a male in Antarctica. Is the colossal squid really a different species, or did some overzealous scientists just catch one and decide to one up their predecessors?
This specimen weighed about 990 pounds, and, added a New Zealand professor, "would yield calamari rings the size of tractor tires." That sounds like a Chili's appetizer.