NOAA scientists catch rare giant squid

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Scientists from NOAA's Fisheries Service have captured a 19-1/2-foot-long giant squid while conducting research off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. This is only the second known giant squid obtained from the Gulf of Mexico, according to NOAA.

The giant squid was preserved and sent to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum for Natural History for further study. It weighs more than 103 pounds.

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