The oceanologist told about the habitat of giant squids

Giant squids known as the mythical Kraken do indeed live in the northern seas and in Antarctica at a depth of up to 2 thousand meters, said the director of the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Geographical Sciences Alexei Sokov.

He noted that the existence of giant squids and Antarctic giant squids (also called “colossal”) are actually recorded. “The depth of their habitat is from 200 to 2000 meters, in some cases I heard that up to 4000 meters,” the specialist emphasized.

Sokov said that the giant squid is a deep-sea animal that rarely comes to the surface. His Japanese colleagues spent two years trying to track such a creature, and in the end they succeeded.

According to scientific data, giant squids can reach lengths of up to 8 meters, and “colossal” Antarctic squids – about 10 meters, although there are individuals of 13-14 meters.



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