Yesterday, a large and very dead squid was seen floating at the surface near the ship. The SEAPLEX crew retrieved the body (carcass? not sure what you call a dead squid) and brought it on board. The crew was unable to determine the type of squid, so parts of it (including its beak) were preserved and will be brought back to Scripps for identification.
Big squid! Josh Jones (left) and Chelsea Rochman inspect an
as-yet-undetermined species of squid, removing parts for later
inspection and identification. The remains of the squid, found floating
off the portside of the ship, featured a mantle that measured 2.5
meters. Adding the tentacles this animal might have been as large as
five or six meters.