The giant squid, Architeuthis dux, is one of the largest invertebrates in the world. Giant squid reportedly attain sizes of nearly 60 feet, including both the body and tentacles.
Oceans lay claim to about 70 percent of the surface of the earth, and ocean life accounts for 94 percent of living things. Despite this, scientists have yet to explore most of the ocean, as its average depth surpasses 12...
The ocean ecosystem is also called the marine biome, and it makes up around 70 percent of Earth. The ocean ecosystem contains saltwater and includes the five main oceans and some bays and gulfs. Other things located with...
Giant squids inhabit all the oceans in the world, although they tend to avoid warm tropical waters and frigid arctic areas. They hunt in the deep ocean at depths between 300 and 1000 meters.
The giant squid eats other sea creatures including fish. Giant squid are also known to eat other squid, although not of the same species.
Among the adaptations of a giant squid are a complex brain, advanced nervous system and the largest eyes of any animal. Its two long tentacles lined with teethed suction cups allow it to grasp prey. It draws water into i...
While not conclusive, evidence suggests the lifespan of the giant squid is no longer than five years. The speculation is derived from mineralized masses called statoliths in the deep-sea creature that produce growth ring...