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2009-10-06 12:09:00

CANNES, France, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NHK, NHK Enterprises, Science Channel and Atlantic Productions have teamed up for the largest-ever international quest for a living giant squid.

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2009-09-22 12:30:00

US scientists in the Gulf of Mexico unexpectedly netted a 19.5-foot giant squid off the coast of Louisiana.

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2009-07-13 12:55:06

An offshore earthquake that shook the Southern California coastline early Saturday might have confused several giant squid, sending them up on the beach.

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2008-05-15 11:40:00

Under the sea, predatory pilot whales take part in high-speed chases as they track down their prey.

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2008-04-30 12:10:00

Researchers at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa reported the eye size of the world’s largest squid, adding that they may be the largest animal eyes ever discovered.

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2008-04-28 16:05:00

Scientists in New Zealand have begun thawing a colossal squid specimen on Monday in hopes to learn more about the rare and mysterious ocean creatures.

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2008-03-27 15:10:00

How did nature make the squid’s beak super hard and sharp –– allowing it, without harm to its soft body –– to capture its prey? The question has captivated those interested in creating new materials that mimic biological materials.

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2007-07-25 00:05:00

Jumbo squid that can grow up to 7 feet long and weigh more than 110 pounds is invading central California waters and preying on local anchovy, hake and other commercial fish populations, according to a study published Tuesday.

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2006-12-22 10:25:00

A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live - possibly for the first time - and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday.

2005-09-28 06:30:19

By Takanori Isshiki TOKYO (Reuters) - The first photographs of a live giant squid -- one of the most mysterious creatures in the deep ocean -- suggest it is a more active creature than previously thought, a Japanese scientist said on Wednesday.


Latest Giant squid Reference Libraries

Drawing of a Sea serpent
2014-01-20 09:21:57

A sea serpent is creature that inhabit the oceans, lakes, and rivers, with sightings from almost every large body of water all over the world. Most sightings can be explained as misidentifications of real animals such as whales, oarfish, or sharks, like the frilled shark. Sea serpents have been reported for hundreds of years with sightings still being claimed today. Over 1,200 sightings have been identified by cryptozoologist Bruce Champagne. Other cryptozoologist have stated that sea...

Kraken
2013-09-16 08:51:29

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that lives in the waters off Norway and Greenland. The legend itself may have originated from sightings of giant squid that can grow 40 - 50 feet in length. It was classified as a cephalopod and given the scientific name Microcosmus marinus by Carolus Linnaeus in 1735. In 1746 he called it Singulare monstrum meaning a unique monster. In 1752-1753 bishop of Bergen, Erik Pontoppidan, described the Kraken as sometimes being mistaken for an island and...

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  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
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