A JAPANESE research team has succeeded in getting the first footage of a giant squid and says the creatures may be more plentiful than was earlier thought.
Captain Nemo would have liked it. While they are often portrayed as gargantuan sea monsters in nautical lore and science fiction, genuine sightings of giant squid - once regarded as the fabled Kraken - are thin on the ground. Hence the excitement which greeted last week's announcement that a Japanese research team had taken the first ever photographs of an adult giant squid in it's natural environment, at a depth of almost a kilometre.
RESEARCH by marine scientists has shed startling new light on the secret sex life of the giant squid, one of the most mysterious monsters of the world's deepest oceans.
GIANT squid may have a taste for something other than sailors - each other.
SHOCKWAVES from tests carried out by the Spanish navy have killed four giant squid, one the length of a bus, off Spain in the past few days, the head of a marine protection agency said yesterday.
FISHERMEN in the Moray Firth, facing rapidly dwindling white-fish quotas, are enjoying an unexpected catching boom - thanks to an "explosion" of squid in their waters.