The eyes of the colossal squid are the largest known in the animal kingdom, and those examined today were about 27 centimetres in diameter, although only about 10 centimetres are visible from the outside.
Mark Fenwick, a technician at Wellington's Te Papa Tongarewa Museum where the squid will be housed, admitted that scientists had yesterday snacked on part of another colossal squid being examined today.
"It was almost like a tua tua, you know a cockle. It was very nice. It left a real taste in your mouth and stayed for quite a while," he said.
"It was very much like [sashimi]. This is a gourmet meal. I don't know anyone else who has eaten Mesonychoteuthis."
Dr O'Shea said eating the squid was one way to determine whether the colossal type had ammonia in its system, as the giant squid does.
You'd think that they would have machine to look for ammonia.
I am not sure I would want to get in the bath they are thawing that thing out in either. I can just picture the thing coming back to life. Frozen animation. Hey did that eye follow me? I'm sure it just blinked.
For God so loved the world..........He didn't send a committee.