mesonychoteuthis

I was researching stuff for my novel and I ended up here. It’s a giant squid! Architeuthis, if I’m spelling that right.

Turns out, though, that there’s something supposedly even bigger… the aptly named colossal squid, Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni. According to NatGeo, the largest one of these ever seen was 50 feet long, but beaks from bigger ones have been found in the stomachs of sperm whales. Meanwhile, the largest specimen of the giant squid was (I might be remembering this wrong) 59 ft. *shrug*

Oh yeah and their eyes are a foot wide. Just picture that for a second. Get out a ruler and hold it in front of you. That is a BIG eye.