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GIANT SQUID
Illusive and mysterious creature of the sea


Holy Squid! Photos Offer First Glimpse of Live Deep-Sea Giant
View photos taken of this illusive sea creature at a depth where no light penetrates from above.

(National Geographic, 9/27/05)

The Royal Society - published data on the depth and behaviour of this mysterious species.
Read "First-ever observations of a live giant squid in the wild" (pdf format)

Giant Squid Finally Captured on Film
(Fox News, 9/28/05)

If you had to worry your brain would explode every time you ate - 
What would you do ?
artist's rendering of a Giant Squid
Click on this GIANT SQUID illustration to learn more about this creature of the deep

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NOTE:  Many articles you find on the Web state a "live" Giant Squid has never been observed in the wild. 
This is no longer true, now that photos have been published. Many websites will be updating their content.

Photo of a Giant Squid  caught in Irish waters by a trawling boat.  It measured 20 feet with its tentacles outstretched and weighed 60lb.

Closeup photo of a Humboldt Squid.    They have highly-developed sensory systems that provide them with rapid escape responses.  Squid also have three "hearts."  They must be really busy on Valentine's Day!  Learn about the anatomy and some fascinating abilities of squids.

Photos of the Giant Octopus - the shy 8-armed relative of the squid that can grow a new limb if it loses a tentacle to a predator, and change its skin colors in less than one second to blend in with its surroundings.  Another remarkable factor is that the octopus can squeeze through an opening no bigger than one of its eyes.  (Smithsonian National Zoo)

Weird life forms and amazing tricks of some "Masters of Disguise"
The Octopus Man goes night diving in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay looking for alien creatures.

In Search of Giant Squid
Ocean Planet Exhibit - Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

Search for Giant Squid - An expedition into the last frontier (Smithsonian)

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