Heaviest invertebrate [and mollusk]

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Heaviest invertebrate [and mollusk]

Last updated: October 5, 2017 at 2:23 am

Giant squid (Architeuthis dux). A tentacle of a specimen washed ashore in Thimble Tickle Bay, Newfoundland, in 1878, measured 10.7 m (35 ft) long. It is estimated that the animal could have weighed as much as 1,814 kg (4,000 lbs).

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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