Rare Giant Squid Found Off Texas Coast

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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squid A 10-foot, 200 lb giant squid was found dead by Angler Michael Belvin, and his friends, about 100 miles off the Coast of Texas. This is only the fourth giant squid ever reported found in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is rare to see these deep sea creatures so far out of their element. Not as much as we would like is known about these somewhat mystical animals, since their deep sea environment makes them difficult to study. Belvin told media that it took him and his friends several minutes to get the squid out of the water and unto their boat. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCWop491Q9Y&w=420&h=315] MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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