The Squid Is the Whale

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If you enjoyed our report on the fate of the oceans, you might, like us, be both amazed and saddened by the tale of the colossal squid. One of these mysterious creatures was caught by accident—as are so many of its smaller and less exciting relatives—giving scientists a their first good look at the largest invertebrate.

For more on the startling revelation from the deep, read this Newsweek story. For more on how big a problem by-catch really is, click here.

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