Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Giant Squid!

At last we have photographs of a live giant squid. The specimen is of a moderate size at about 8 meters. Bigger ones at 10-15 meters are known while a few legends report bigger squid over 30 meters in length.

A few hundred years ago, Norwegian seamen must have seen some of these giants and called them "Kraken", exaggerating the size to over 2 km!

Another interesting tidbit is the giant squid's sex lives. It seems that they mate in a very alien way as demonstrated in this article.

On a relate note, this is a very interesting video that settles the question: Who would win in a mortal struggle? Sharkman or Octotune?

For more info about these fascinating invertebrates, see this page.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This squid is interesting too.