Once considered a legend, the giant squid is the second largest mollusc and one of the largest animals alive today. For centuries, scientists dismissed reports of giant squids as nothing more than fiction, but carcasses washing ashore began to appear in the 1800s, confirming this behemoth as a real animal. Recently, scientists have succeeded in photographing live giant squid in their natural habitat.
Although stories of giant squid attacking ships are likely tall tales, this is by no means a gentle giant. Each of its ten tentacles is covered in barbed hooks, and they have been known to fight sperm whales.
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