Fake “Fukushima” Squid Photo Actually a Doctored Beached Whale Image

It’s fake.

Let’s first take a look at what is being circulated. A recent tweet included the image stated:

Giant Squid Found In California Scientists Suspect #Fukushima caused

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The original photo, however, does not include the image of a giant squid, but that of a normal-sized whale which washed up on a beach in Chile in 2011. In an article entitled “Whale found dead in Chile,” 4thmedia.org (citing China Daily) in a report of the beached whale at the gulf of Arauco, in November 201. The original image was included in the story.

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See more photos at 4thmedia.org.