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Elusive giant squid washes up on Spanish beach


An elusive giant squid washed ashore Tuesday at La Arena beach in the Spanish community of Cantabria, LiveScience reports.

Although this particular giant squid certainly isn’t the biggest one ever discovered, the specimen weighs in at an impressive 400 pounds and stretches to nearly 30 feet in length. reports that the giant squid is currently be kept at the Maritime Museum of Cantabria. Citing museum director Gerardo Garcia Castrillo, notes that museum officials are focused on preserving the creature. First, the beast will be thoroughly cleaned and then it will be frozen.

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