Giant squid found washed ashore

NIIGATA (Kyodo) A 3.4-meter-long dead squid has been found washed ashore on the coast of Niigata, a local aquarium said Saturday.

Judging by the shape of the fin, the creature appears to be a giant squid, one of the world’s biggest invertebrate animals, according to the Niigata City Aquarium.

The squid weighs about 109 kg and its trunk alone is about 1.7 meters long, the aquarium said.