A researcher has found that historical estimates of some of the largest ocean creatures are not correct.

New Size Estimates for Large Ocean Animals (Infographic)

A researcher has found that historical estimates of some of the largest ocean creatures are not correct. - Credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

A live giant squid (Architeuthis) measuring roughly 25 feet (8 meters) long attacks a baited fishing line off the Ogasawara Islands.

A live giant squid (Architeuthis) measuring roughly 25 feet meters) long attacks a baited fishing line off the Ogasawara Islands.

The myth of a monstrous giant squid prowling the oceans has persisted for centuries but scientists have been able to reveal the truth behind the stories.

Photo of an Architeuthis specimen found in Ranheim, Norway, being measured by Professors Erling Sivertsen and Svein Haftorn (NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology

This well-written book tells the story of squid, including the enigmatic giant squid (kraken) and the scientists who study them

Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid [Book Review]

Here's an exclusive excerpt from the nature book, Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid, by Wendy Williams.

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