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Monsters of the deep: Colossal squid and mighty toothfish waging war in Antarctica

Two giant monsters of the deep are waging a war two kilometres beneath the surface of the Antarctic Ocean, scientists have discovered. The mysterious colossal squid and its foe the Antarctic toothfish have been found to feast on one another in a study published in the Journal of Natural History. Colossal squid were first discovered in 1925, but very little is known about. They are believed to grow up to 14m in length and weigh up to 750kg – although most are probably much smaller. It is a slow-moving ambush predator, using its large eyes to detect prey,,, Read the rest here 08:28

Antarctic toothfish poaching ships shrug off New Zealand navy

Staying hidden behind sea ice and large waves, sailors aboard a navy patrol boat from New Zealand sneaked up on three suspected poaching ships, then took photos and video of the fishermen hauling in prized fish in banned nets from the ocean near Antarctica. Seemingly caught red-handed, the crews of the rusting vessels just kept on fishing. Read the rest here 09:24