Maximum size of giant squid remains a mystery

illustration of man looking at squid on shore

Giant squid are mostly known from remains found in the guts of whales and specimens that have washed up on beaches, such as this squid found in Newfoundland in 1877. That has made determining squid size difficult, a new study notes.

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