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.
Staff at the rumor-research website snopes.com did a drive by of the alleged beach in Santa Monica and reported no signs of the giant squid.
Even National Geographic says the photo is a hoax and says the largest giant squid ever recorded by scientists measured only 43 feet long.