posted on Dec, 22 2006 @ 10:35 AM
That's a juvenile giant, alright. You can tell from the size of the carapace, or whatever, the distance from the eyes to the tail flukes, and the
amount of body behind the eyes. I believe the next largest squid family, for average individual size, is the Humboldt, and it doesn't get to 3.5
meters, even in large adults.
This is the same group of researchers who got photo evidence of the giant squid in the same area last year.