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Originally posted by testrat
I wonder if they identified it wrong and it is the Colossal squid not the giant.
The 8m-long squid is currently being kept in an industrial-sized freezer while tissue tests are done to determine its age and sex.
Scientists found the squid with missing sex organs on Wednesday afternoon at Ocean Beach, near Strahan in Tasmania.
Ms Walker-Smith said with the missing sex organs, it might be difficult to determine the sex of the squid.
''It could take a couple of weeks before we know how old it is. It's so rare for a giant squid to wash up on the beach, and we've had so few specimens to examine the relation between size and age.''