The Times – Scientists stare into eyes of a giant squid

The biggest squid to be captured had a face that only a mother, or perhaps a marine biologist, could love —- until, perhaps, one had gazed into its eyes, which were said yesterday to be the largest on the planet.


After days of careful defrosting scientists in New Zealand began to uncover the mysteries of the rare colossal squid, including an eye that measured 27cm (11in) in diameter, which would have been 40cm when it was alive —- as big as a beachball.

Eh… Woah.

Related Link: Nigella Lawsons’ crispy squid with garlic mayo.

Update: This is the best shot I can get of the eye. I’ll keep looking.