On the morning of Aug. 25, Daniel, Jack, and Matthew Aplin discovered a giant squid when they were driving near the south coast of Wellington, New Zealand. They were going for a morning dive. On their way back from diving, they got a tape measure to find out the size of the squid. It was 4.2 m long. The brothers said that they have met sharks on their diving trips before, but they have never seen any other creatures as big as this squid. Not knowing what to do with this giant monster, the brothers contacted the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). The NIWA arrived and carefully collected the squid. A spokesperson said that giant squids are uncommon but aren’t rare. For example, a 5.4-m colossal squid is on display at the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. The largest giant squid that scientists recorded was 13 m long.