History of sightings

Tales of giant squid have been common among mariners since ancient times, and may have led to the Norwegian legend of the kraken, a tentacled sea monster as large as an island capable of engulfing and sinking any ship. Japetus Steenstrup, the describer of Architeuthis, suggested a giant squid was the species described as a … Read more

Evidences of monstrous specimens

The giant squid has actually been acknowledged by science to exist but is very rarely observed. Bodies of giant squids have been found stranded on some beaches. There are some whales that carry scars of huge suction marks. Heuvelmans and other scientists have used formula to deduct the total size of the animal from the … Read more

The Giant Squid Description

The giant squid (genus: Architeuthis) is a deep-ocean dwelling squid in the family Architeuthidae, represented by as many as eight species. Giant squid are among the largest living organisms. Like all squid, a giant squid has a mantle (torso), eight arms, and two longer tentacles (the longest known tentacles of any cephalopod). The arms and … Read more