NEWS - Giant Squid Makes A Rare Appearance In Japan
CNN reports that one intrepid diver had a close encounter with the real-life sea monster.
"My curiosity was way bigger than fear, so I jumped into the water and go close to it," Akinobu Kimura told CNN. "This squid was not damaged and looked lively, spurting ink and trying to entangle his tentacles around me. I guided the squid toward to the ocean, several hundred meters from the area it was found in, and it disappeared into the deep sea."
But the 40 or so feet long they've been confirmed to reach is still pretty impressive.
Architeuthis dux may be the longest squid in the sea (or the longest we know about, anyway) but the colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) is the biggest in terms of mass. Scientists dissected a 770-pound colossal squid back in 2014.