A giant squid that was spotted off the coast of Australia during a recent tuna fishing expedition turned into one gigantic find for a fishing expert. The squid was found dead, but finding it off the coast at Jervis Bay, proves that giant squid do exist in that part of the world.
Al McGlashan, the author of The Fishing Bible, was the man who stumbled upon this interesting find. McGlashan, who is also a fishing writer with the Daily Telegraph, is ecstatic as this is the first time he’s seen this brightly colored creature up-close, according to the 702 ABC Radio in Sydney.Finding the squid carcass intact is a rare find, but finding a squid still containing its bright hue of orange coloration is even rarer, according to Grind TV.com. McGlashan said, “In all my time on the water—and I’ve spent 200-plus days out there—I’ve never seen anything like it."
It is not known how this squid met its demise because it was too big for McGlashan to get into the boat to perform an autopsy on the creature-ABC Radio