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  • 1. Giant Squid
    By Ethan Sutton
  • 2. Giant Squid
  • 3. Giant squid have tentacles and two of them are longer and are they are clubs
  • 4. FEEDING
    Recent studies show that giant squid feed on deep-sea fish and other squid species.[11] They catch prey using the two tentacles, gripping it with serrated sucker rings on the ends. Then they bring it toward the powerful beak, and shred it with the radula (tongue with small, file-like teeth) before it reaches the esophagus. They are believed to be solitary hunters, as only individual giant squid have been caught in fishing nets. Although the majority of giant squid caught by trawl in New Zealand waters have been associated with the local hoki (Macruronusnovaezelandiae) fishery, the fish themselves do not feature in the squid's diet. This suggests that giant squid and hoki prey on the same animals.
  • 5. Giant squid are very long creatures and they are longer than sperm whales
  • 6. One of the largest giant squid ever found washed up on a beach in southern Australia yesterday, offering potentially crucial insights into the animal's habits and habitat, scientists said.
    The squid was discovered on a beach late at night on the western coast of Tasmania (see map of Australia).
    Biologists who inspected the squid said it weighed some 550 pounds (250 kilograms) and stretched 26 feet (8 meters) from head to tentacle—about as long as a school bus.
  • 7. The giant squid (genus: Architeuthis) is a deep-ocean dwelling squid in the familyArchiteuthidae, represented by as many as eight species. Giant squid can grow to a tremendous size: recent estimates put the maximum size at 13 metres (43 ft) for females and 10 metres (33 ft) for males from caudal fin to the tip of the two long tentacles (second only to the colossal squid at an estimated 14 metres (46 ft), one of the largest living organisms). The mantle is about 2 metres (6.6 ft) long (more for females, less for males), and the length of the squid excluding its tentacles is about 5 metres (16 ft).