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  • A Blue View: Survival Skills of the Elusive Giant Squid

    The giant squid sounds like the stuff of myths—and it is. Since the 12th century, this massive underwater cephalopod has been chronicled in tales of a “Kraken” attacking sailors and destroying whole ships with its gargantuan set of tentacles. But unlike most mythical creatures, the giant squid actually does exist—only it’s not the boat-crushing monster depicted in legends. Read More

    Published 10/6/2015