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October 09, 2019

Divers just found a giant natural slinky

Divers just found a giant natural slinky
Dr. Chris Brown
by CHRIS BROWN

Divers on the Great Barrier Reef were lost for words when they came across what looked like a giant slinky floating off Cape Tribulation in far North Queensland. But now we know what animal made it...

The natural tube like structure which measures over 8 feet in length puzzled everyone until James Cook University’s Dr Blake Spady identified the mystery object as the egg tube of the Diamondback Squid. The squid, which itself is around 2 metres in length can lay over 40,000 eggs in one ‘slinky’. Sadly, after laying mass of mini-squid, her work on this earth is done and she dies. But what amazingly beautiful work it is...

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