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Fishermen have always loved to tell stories about sea monsters. Giant monsters attacking ships out of the dark depths, Waist sailors to the bottom, the shark the size of a house - where is the truth, where fiction? In fact, the truth in sailor bikes a lot. At least, certainly real terrible Kraken.
Giant squid are one of the most mysterious creatures on our planet. On the shore, from time to time, throws really monstrous creatures: in 1639 on the sand of the English Dover squid thrown 37 meters in length.
it managed to photograph only in 2004. In the natural habitat of the giant squid. View Architeuthis dux, Atlantic giant squid, could well be the most terrible Kraken, has ruined so many lives.
Since the discovery of this kind, people were wondering about the maximum size. Our latest studies have shown really frightening results: under water live real monsters. - Dr. Chris Paxton, St Andrews University
Analysis of Architeuthis dux, conducted by a team of scientists from Scotland, included not only scientific work, but also a variety of medieval stories about the attack on the squid boats. In addition, it was investigated the remains found in the stomachs of sperm whales - the natural enemies of this species.
At the moment, the biggest seen squid trawler military met in the Maldives. This monster reaches a length of as much as 53 meters. Fortunately, the ship is not at all interested in the Kraken, proceeded on her way.
According to the work of Dr. Paxton, average size of a giant squid - about twenty meters. It is long enough to scare anyone.
It is not clear how the sperm manage to attack such a formidable foe. But found the remains in their stomachs eloquent testimony to the ongoing interspecies war.
Fortunately, in the last few hundred years the giant squid did not attack the ships. You can only imagine the horror experienced medieval sailors, having met such a monster in the open ocean.