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It’s a creature so frightening that it may have inspired ancient legends such as the kraken, and so rare that only two intact adult specimens have ever been found. And on Tuesday, viewers around the world got to see the colossal squid like never before when scientists dissected one in a live webcast.

“This is essentially an intact specimen, which is almost an unparalleled opportunity for us to examine,” Kat Bolstad, squid scientist from the Auckland University of Technology and leader of the dissection, told the Associated Press. “This is a spectacular opportunity.”

Bolstad told AFP that the exam revealed the squid to be a female, still carrying eggs. Researchers also got an up-close look the eyes, which are nearly 14 inches in diameter.

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