giant squid


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Synonyms for giant squid

largest mollusk known about but never seen (to 60 feet long)

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Sperm whales feed on giant squid, and in 2002 Japanese researchers started setting out cameras where whales congregate near the Ogasawara Islands south of Japan.
The giant squid Architeuthis is known to reach up to 60ft in length but otherwise there is a lot we don't know about it, just one example of how little we know about life less than a mile down in the oceans of the world.
We believe this is the first time a grown giant squid has been captured on camera in its natural habitat," said Kyoichi Mori, a marine researcher who co-authored a piece on the finding in the Royal Society Journal, a leading British biological publication.
The giant squid was so beautiful that it seemed to sparkle," Tsunemi Kubodera, one of the scientists, told reporters.
Giant squid may also be unique in that they are powerful enough to escape a sperm whale once they've spotted one, Nilsson said.
We also learn that getting eaten by a giant squid would be even worse than getting eaten by a shark, and their sex life is no picnic either.
But these documentary makers used a craft kitted out with lights invisible both to human and giant squid eyes.
Better known from fiction than real life, giant squid make "live" appearances rarely, usually as bits and pieces in fishing nets or in the stomachs of beached whales.
Marine biologist Steve O'Shea, from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, sent Gunther a female giant squid measuring 10 metres.
They will use a research submersible to search for a live Architeuthis, a giant squid.
The crew gets captured by a giant squid and encounters a magical underwater kingdom, once ruled by Poseidon, god of the sea.
Throughout this adventure passengers will cruise through an amazing hydrothermal vent on the ocean's floor, discover mysterious exotic inhabitants who find this deep water their home and encounter the fight of survival between the Giant Squid and Sperm Whale.
The largest giant squid ever found was in New Zealand more than 100 years ago.
Even better is the cut-up giant squid done kung pao style ($10), a delicious first course.
A RARE giant squid - the first to be caught off the British coast for 53 years - is to be put on display.