The first ever pictures of a live giant squid in its natural environment have been snapped in deep water off Japan. Working with a cheap camera and a fishing boat, the two Japanese researchers have succeeded where millions of dollars and international film crews have failed.
I’m trying to imagine three more horrifying words than "jumbo", "flying", and "squid", but I just can’t. That’s the last thing I need, to be walking along, minding my own business, and whack, hit in the face by some slimy, eight-armed creep. You’ll notice that the article below doesn’t mention the range of these beasts—is anywhere safe?
McSweeney’s: [Kat Bolstad] said: “We know there is at least one other very large squid in the Antarctic, known exclusively from large beaks and small individuals, and it’s also possible there are squid down there so big and mean that not even a sperm whale will go near them.” Does this squid have a name? Is it bigger than the Colossal?