5 Interesting Facts About Colossal Squid

colossal squid

This colossal squid was caught by fishermen off the coast of New Zealand and is one of very few that have been seen alive

I like big animals, so today I want to write about the colossal squid, one of the largest animals roaming the oceans.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. Measuring up to 46 feet long, they are the largest invertebrate in the world.
  2. They have the largest eyes in the animal kingdom, measuring up to 12 inches across.
  3. Despite their massive size, colossal squid weren’t discovered until 1925 when two tentacles were found inside a sperm whale.
  4. Sperm whales are the only predator of adults, but they put up a fight, with scars often seen on the backs of sperm whales from the sharp hooks of their tentacles.
  5. They are found in the deep, freezing cold waters around Antarctica and up to the southern parts of South America, South Africa and New Zealand.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about colossal squid?

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7 thoughts on “5 Interesting Facts About Colossal Squid

  1. That is one incredible animal! The name of the animal along with the picture really makes my stomach churn. I would not like to meet one of those. Now, just out of interest, how many of these gigantic creatures have actually been found, dead or alive?

  2. That is a crazy weird animal. I have never heard of that big of a squid! It does look kind of scary. I don’t know if I would want to be near one! But now I know about them! Have you seen in real life every thing you write about?

    Sincerely,
    K.A.

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