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Architeuthidae

the family of the giant squids. See squid.
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One of their cameras recorded the pale form of a giant squid as it attacked the bait 900 meters down.
In 1930 a Norwegian navy tanker was attacked three times by a giant squid, and in 1965 the crew of a Soviet tanker witnessed an epic battle between a squid and a sperm whale which ended in a score draw: the strangled body of the 40-tonne whale appeared on the surface, with the squid's tentacles still wrapped around it; the squid's head was found in the whale's stomach.
Contrary to belief that the giant squid is relatively inactive, the squid we captured on film actively used its enormous tentacles to go after prey," Mori said.
Legends of the giant squid, also known as the mythical Kraken, have existed since Viking ships began exploring the seas off the coasts off of Germany and Scandinavia.
Giant squid sees a sperm whale at depths beyond daylight's reach because of 'bioluminescence'
Giant squid sound like creatures designed by a committee, recycling spare parts from other species.
Summary: Still photos taken from the world's first moving footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat have been released by documentary makers.
During this motion-based film simulation, passengers experience what it is like to be beneath the ocean's surface in a submarine searching for the two legendary monsters of the deep sea, the Giant Squid and the Sperm Whale.
Giant squid were incredibly rare and scientists had never seen one alive, said Doug Herdson, Information Officer of the National Marine Aquarium.
People have known about the giant squid for centuries without ever seeing one alive.
FOR centuries, tales of giant squid were dismissed as legends made up by sailors to scare landlubbers.
One suggestion is that the sound is coming from giant squid, which live at extreme depths of up to two and a half miles.