Cryptozoology

Me and the Giant Squid

What do megamouth sharks, hoan kiem turtles, and the giant squid all have in common. Sixty years ago, scientists would have told you that none of them exist. As I read the Houston Chronicle’s front page report on Tuesday that a giant squid had been fished up by fisherman off the coast of Louisiana, I imagine that I felt more excited than most people. Yes, I knew that the animal exists because the mysterious creature was proven to exist in 1954, when the first giant squid was captured.

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