First Live Giant Squid Photographed

Giant Squid on the Line
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An artist's conception of two giant squid in combat with a sperm whale. Scientists often find the remains of the large squid in the whales' stomachs. In addition, marks made by squid suckers have been seen on whale skins. The Japanese researchers captured the first images of a live giant squid using sperm whales as guides to likely giant squid haunts.

Holy Squid! First Glimpse of Living Deep-Sea Giant
—Illustration by John Dawson, copyright National Geographic Society
 
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