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The Lusca is a creature that the people of the Bahamas have seen for years. It matches the description of a giant octopus. Is that possible ? Pictured above are the remains of a unknown species of giant octopus ? While we know that giant squids do exist, it has never been confirmed that a giant octopus does, in fact, exist. The octopus would be more likely to attack ships and sailors than a squid would, so if there is a giant variety of the species, this could add credibility to stories of giant squid/octopus' attacking ships. The Kraken was a sea serpent that was seen by thousands of sailors. The Kraken description matches that of the giant squid. How many "Kraken" attacks were the work of an giant octopus ? An estimate on the size of the corpse in the picture if it was an octopus would make the octopus 150 to 200 feet tip to tip of the tentacles. The cell samples of the corpse were taken to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and tested. The cells of the creature were not identical to, but very closely resembled the octopus more than any other type of sea creature.
What is thought to be the biggest octopus ever found has been caught in waters off New Zealand.
Marine biologist Dr Steve O'Shea estimates the specimen, which was damaged when fished up, would have measured four metres in length and weighed 75 kilograms.
"That's a conservative estimate," Dr O'Shea told BBC News Online. "It is an absolutely massive octopus."
The incomplete specimen has a mantle length (the standard measure of length in octopus and squid) of 0.69 metres, a total length of 2.9 metres and a weight of 61 kg.
Not a squid
Octopus (Haliphron) had previously been thought to reach a mantle length of only 0.4 metres and a total length of 2 metres.......LINK