This is one of the largest and most complete giant squids ever found, as they are very rarely even seen. The animal was accidentally caught off the coast of the Falkland Islands by a trawler. Posthumously named Archie, the squid measures 8.62 meters in length and is now on display at London's Natural History Museum, in the Tanking Room of the Darwin Centre.
Upon arriving at the museum, the specimen was frozen until a suitable exhibit could be constructed. CASCO Pet were commissioned to provide the specialist tank to house the squid, which has contributed to research resulting in important discoveries about its species.
The tank is made of acrylic and contains a 10% solution of formol saline to preserve the animal. It is nine metres long to accommodate the size of the specimen, and can be viewed on a special guided tour of the museum. People come from far and wide to view the giant squid, which is considered to be the highlight of the tour.