Squid fanatics rejoice!

A fishing crew has caught a colossal squid that could weigh a half-ton and prove to be the biggest specimen ever landed, a fisheries official said Thursday. The squid, weighing an estimated 990 lbs and about 39 feet long, took two hours to land in Antarctic waters, New Zealand Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said. - Yahoo News, NZ Fisheries

According to Dr. Steve O’Shea, a squid expert at the Auckland University of Technology, the squid would make calamari rings the size of tractor tyres if cut up.