Colossal Squid Revealed in First In-Depth Look

Giant Colossal Squid Revealed in First In-Depth Look
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Photographed on April 30, 2008, the tips of a colossal squid's tentacles bear swiveling hooks, one of the deep-sea creature's most unique features.

The colossal squid is thought to be an aggressive hunter and may have been the inspiration for many legends of sea monsters, such as Norway's kraken.

Despite its fearsome reputation, however, the colossal squid is known to dine on fare like the Patagonian toothfish (photos)the same prey fishers were seeking last year when they caught this giant off the coast of Antarctica.



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