An attack by a giant squid would be orders of magnitude worse than an attack by a shark.
Fortunately for us, giant squid are rarely if ever encountered by divers. They tend to hang out in what is called the midnight zone which is more than 3,300 feet down. However, they do venture up to a depth of about 300ft, so it is actually possible to encounter them when deep diving.
It is estimated that giant squid can reach lengths of up to 66ft. long with two huge feeding tentacles that can grab prey from as far away as 33ft.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t until 2006 that researchers filmed a giant squid for the first time. This makes me wonder, what else is down there that we haven’t discovered yet. Giant squid, as described in the following clips, are other-worldly in many respects.
Watch the following clip. It explains what what to do and what it would be like to be attacked by one of these giant squids.
Humboldt squid are just as viscous, in their own way, as the giant squid. These squid, also known as “jumbo squid” can grow up to about 6 ft in length and weigh as much as 110 pounds.
In the following clip an underwater cameraman explains the details of his scary run-in with Humboldt squid.
Fishermen in Peru are well acquainted with Humboldt squid. In following post Jeremy Wade, from the show River Monsters, goes off his usual beaten path to take us on a trip in search of the Humboldt squid.
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