The giant squid can grow to a tremendous size due to deep-sea gigantism with recent estimates putting the maximum size at 43-feet for females and 33-feet for males from the posterior fins to the tip of the two long tentacles. One giant squid was filmed for the first time in U.S. waters using a red-light camera called Medusa that boasts a mile-long plastic line that ends with a ring of jellyfish-like LED lights designed to lure curious squid towards it. Read more for the video and additional information.
“Scientists reviewed the 25-second clip extensively and concluded that it was indeed a giant squid they had filmed due to the position of the suction cups on the legs. This is only the second time a giant squid has been filmed in its natural deepwater habitat and the third capture overall — a third video was made in 2015 of a giant squid near the surface of Japan’s Toyama Bay,” reports Peta Pixel.