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Fact of the Day: Giants In The Ocean

Fact of the Day: Giants In The Ocean

Did you know that the world’s largest invertebrate (animal without a backbone) is the giant squid?

 

 

Giant squid live up to their name: the largest giant squid ever recorded by scientists was almost 43 feet (13 meters) long, and may have weighed nearly a ton. You’d think such a huge animal would be hard to miss. But because the ocean is vast and giant squid live deep underwater, they remain elusive and are rarely seen: most of what we know comes from dead carcasses that floated to the surface and were found by fishermen.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: This awesome illustration was made by Eldar Zakirov for the Primorsky (Seaside) Oceanarium in Vladivostok, Russia.

 

 

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