Sailors used to think that they were sea monsters. It’s not hard to see why. The giant squid was depicted as terrifying in literature such as Moby Dick and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. It also inspired the legend of the sea monster called the Kraken.
Researchers hooked this adult male colossal squid in the Ross Sea near "Antarctica in 2007. The gigantic sea creature is about 33 feet long and weighed in at just under 1,000 pounds. Are there larger ones out there?