First Live Giant Squid Photographed

Giant Squid on the Line
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The researchers recovered a tentacle from the giant squid after it escaped. Analysis confirmed that the tentacle belonged to the species. The tentacle measured 18 feet (5.5 meters) long. Using its size as a guide, the team estimates the animal was 26 feet long (8 meters). The longest giant squid on record measured 59 feet (18 meters), including its two elongated tentacles.

Holy Squid! First Glimpse of Living Deep-Sea Giant
—Photograph courtesy T. Kubodera and K. Mori
 
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