Jun 29, 2006

Sea Monsters

Here are some dead giant squids being combed over by folks in lab coats. These things are huge and are the bane of both sperm whales and the scientists who have been trying to document them alive. Check out the hooks and barbs on the tentacles.

Is it really any surprise that these beasts are the stuff of sea monster legends?

Photo courtesy: knuttz.yi.org

UPDATE: Amanda corrects me. This is a colossal squid (
Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni). Thanks, Amanda.


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