Giant Squid Found in California – Hoax and Fake News

If you happen to see a link to a news story that says “A gigantic squid has washed ashore along the California coastline,” don’t believe it. It is a hoax. FAKE news. Here is part of what is circulating online:

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For the second time in recent months, a giant sea creature has washed ashore in California. First it was a rare oarfish that had grown to a freakish 100-foot length. This time it was a giant squid measuring a whopping 160 feet from head to tentacle tip.

These giants look different but experts believe they share one important commonality: they both come from the waters near the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Futaba District of Japan.

Scientists believe that following the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant an unknown number of sea creatures suffered genetic mutations that triggered uncontrolled growth — or “radioactive gigantism.”

Unfortunately, this cadre of mutant giants seems to be drifting towards the continental U.S. Local officials in Santa Monica, CA — where the creature drifted ashore — tried to calm residents.
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PHOTO OF THE FAKE GIANT SQUID
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