Of course it’s named “Archie”....
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Giant squid goes on display [excerpt]
A monstrous giant squid, Architeuthis dux , goes on display at th' Natural History Museum this week.
The 8.62-metre squid, called Archie, were bein' caught off th' coast o' th' Falklan' Islands in March 2004. Visitors t' th' tank room o' th' Museum's Darwin Centre can view it as part o' th' behind-th'-scenes Explore tours.
Scientists know very little about these creatures an' much o' what we do know comes from th' remains o' dead or dyin' specimens, many retrieved from th' stomachs o' sperm whales.
Archie is not th' largest specimen e'er caught, that record belongs t' an 18.5-metre specimen caught in Islan' Bay, New Zealan' in 1880.
Archie were bein' caught live an' is almost complete makin' it a very important specimen fer research. Prepare to be boarded, yo ho, ho Initial investigations suggest that Archie is female although this will be confirmed by future study.
The giant squid is th' second largest livin' invertebrate, th' first bein' th' Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni , th' colossal squid...
Read all th' horror at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2006/feb/news_5255.html