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Aquarium answers questions about mystery 'octo-squid'

Aquarium answers questions about mystery 'octo-squid'

Ten year old Rocky Hawn was fishing in Kaneohe Bay off Heeia Kea Pier Wednesday when he made an unusual catch.

"I saw taco octopus in the regular holes inside the shallow, but not like this kind huge humongous squid / octopus or whatever it is," Hawn told Hawaii News Now.

Hawn proudly displayed his catch in the family carport Thursday and gave it a name.

"Octo-squid because the top half takes after a squid and the bottom half takes after an octopus," Hawn explained.

Not even his grandfather Tommy Hawn, who has been diving for 50 years, has seen an animal like the "octo-squid."

"You got four loose legs and then you got four together in a webbing like a bat. I never seen anything like this," the elder Hawn remarked.

The mystery critter has eight tentacles like an octopus. But its bullet shaped head makes it look more like a squid.