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
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.
Search of Giant Squid
Ocean Planet Exhibit -
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
Giant Squid - An expedition into the last frontier