4 Foot, 2 Inch Squid Washes Up On South Shore

March 27, 2015

[Updated] A four foot, two inch squid washed up on the South Shore today [Mar 27], with the specimen now on its way to the Aquarium for analysis. In a Facebook post, Choy Aming said, “This just washed up on South Shore. 4 foot 2 inches and fully intact. On its way to the Aquarium for analysis. That’s a first for me.”

Update 1.06pm: Mr Aming said that this is a Rhomboid Squid, also known as Diamondback Squid.

He explained that they normally stay so deep in the ocean that they are not often seen by people. Mr Aming, who frequently dives, told Bernews he has never seen before while diving, but has seen their egg sacs before.

Mr Aming explained that he himself didn’t actually find it, Travis Lewis did, with Mr Lewis calling him once he found it on at The Reefs on the South Shore. He said while they didn’t weigh it, he would guess it weighed around 40lbs.

Photos courtesy of Mr Aming

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  1. Weldon Wade says:

    Wow. Seeing that while diving would be something!

  2. Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

    Okay, that’s interesting.

  3. sage says:


  4. Commodore JB of BBIRYC says:

    That looks good for calamari!

    • Seaman Bailey says:

      Yes Commodore JB, I have speared a few of those on my numerous dives offshore in my extra tight wetsuit!

  5. Biology Lover says:

    Put it back in the ocean. It belongs in an aquatic environment. Leave it be.

    • my opinion says:

      I am only speculating, but I believe when they say” washed up” that it is already dead. I could be wrong but that’s what I interpreted.

    • Trudy Trees says:

      Its dead ya bimford!

    • tonka says:

      It washed up on shore. The aquatic enviroment didn’t seem to want it.

  6. channing says:

    Glad you found it, and your doing right thing.
    Very happy to see such legendary name surface. Miss your dad a lot honored to know him.

    I thank your family for years of memories for so many.


  7. Lois Frederick says:

    Where on the South Shire was it found?

  8. Kraken says:

    How low will the OBA sink, now they are letting foreign creatures wash up on our beaches…..even worse, south shore not north shore like Shelly bay or ducking stool where the locals are…..

    • Back-in-the-day-girl says:

      Thanks for the chuckle. You have me Kraken up! :-)

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  11. C James says:

    Any minute Mockingay will be moaning about how the squid will want PRC.

    • Mockingjay says:

      I thought bout it but you beat me to it, and if it survived I would have asked it is it here to help suppress the people or help the cause.

  12. nothing up my sleeve says:

    wonder what changes might be happening in the waters around us.

  13. Shari-Lynn Pringle says:

    2 days shy of a year ago a huge Sun Fish washed up on John Smiths Bay – remember?

  14. Coffee says:

    Seabright victim !

  15. somuchless says:

    I bet the BTA will add this visitor to their count. Lol