The Giant Squid and Its Colossal Cousin

Written by on February 24, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life

As I’m sure you all know by now, scientists finally captured amazing footage of the elusive giant squid in its natural habitat. It was an incredible discovery and the footage is remarkable. Check out our article to learn a little more about the giant squid, Architeuthis dux.

If you haven’t seen it yet, watch this short video from Discovery to learn about the expedition and to see the giant, silvery creature.

And, once your thoroughly amazed by the giant squid, consider this: there’s a colossal squid that we know just as little about. To learn about the colossal squid, Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, check out this great article from Scientific American.

Colossal Squid on display in Te Papa Museum Wellington New Zealand.

Colossal Squid on display in Te Papa Museum Wellington New Zealand. Photo credit: Y23 at en.wikipedia.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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