squid pro quo
Australian scientists are examining the 550-pound corpse of a rare giant squid that washed up on a beach Saturday. The 60-foot-long corpse may prove to belong to a previously unknown species of the elusive beast, which has been spotted only 50 times in the last century but was known to leave calling cards in the form of huge sucker marks on whales.
Fun fact: A giant squid's high ammonia content makes the beast inedible. The ammonia-impregnated flesh is a key plot point in the Peter Benchley TV movie The Beast, which is dissected at Jabootu's Bad Movie Dimension.
Update: A scientist has determined that the squid specimen's appearance is the result of damage, not an indication of a new species. The discovery of a giant squid is a rare event in any case.