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Colossal Squid Caught On Video By Startled Russian Sailors

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.27.2015 | Science

Shouldn't creatures of the deep be ... a bit deeper? Russian sailors recently came across a massive squid, which they captured on video posted to YouT...

Giant Squid Washes Up On New Zealand Beach After Mysterious Death

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

A giant squid washed up on a beach on New Zealand's South Island earlier this week, surprising onlookers and delighting scientists at the Kaikoura Mar...

World's Largest Sea Creatures Not Quite As Big As We Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.19.2015 | Science

The biggest creatures in the sea are big, but surprising new research shows they're not quite as big as we thought. Maybe that's not surprising, si...

When We Explore The Deep Sea, We Are Exploring For Our Own Survival

Greg Stone | Posted 09.17.2014 | TED Weekends
Greg Stone

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHealthy oceans can help ease the increasing burden our population is placing on this planet, but we need to be able to explore, observe and learn about the oceans in their entirety in order to protect and conserve them effectively.

WATCH: How A Team Of Deep-Sea Explorers Found One Of The Ocean's Most Elusive Creatures

TEDTalks | Posted 09.17.2014 | TED Weekends

Humans have been looking for the giant squid ever since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film -- until now.

Calamari Safari

Edith Widder | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Edith Widder

We live on an ocean planet and the U.S. is an ocean nation. Our country includes more land underwater than above. It might behoove us to remember those facts as we set our country's spending priorities going forward.

Rare, Terrifying Creature Caught By Fisherman

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Although recent reports of an enormous, radioactive squid turned out to be false, a giant squid hauled in by a fisherman in Japan last week appears to...

2013's Most Unusual Monsters

Lee Speigel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Weird News

Monsters popped up all over the place in 2013. They came out of oceans, lakes and forests around the world. And they didn't deliberately attempt to sc...

Giant Squid Found On Spanish Beach

Posted 10.04.2013 | Green

By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor: A giant squid, whose oversized eyes and gargantuan blob of a body make it look more mythical than re...

'Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real': Giant Squid Captured Alive On Film

Posted 01.28.2013 | TV

One of the most elusive creatures on the planet was at the center of "Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real." After years of searching the deep waters, sci...

Cara Santa Maria

COUNTDOWN: Top Science Stories This Week | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.12.2013 | Science

From an incredible look at a giant squid to the International Space Station, I counted down the top five science stories of the week with HuffPost Liv...

Monster Squid & New Elf Cats Are the Scariest Creatures on the Planet

Michael Warbux | Posted 03.11.2013 | Weird News
Michael Warbux

The new breed of cat known as "The Elf Cat" could possibly be the ugliest cat ever or a Dobby from Harry Potter imposter. Also the legendary giant squid has been captured on film and it's SCARIEST CREATURE ON THE PLANET!

WATCH: Enormous Squid In Action

Posted 01.08.2013 | Science

A team in Japan has captured what is being called the "first-ever" footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat. The giant squid video was reco...

Giant Squid Found Off Australian Coast

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green

Big-game fisherman and Daily Telegraph fishing columnist Al McGlashan got the highlight of his career Friday when he stumbled upon the carcass of a ne...

Giant Squid's Basketball-Sized Eyes Serve Life-Saving Function

Posted 03.16.2012 | Science

Giant squid have the largest eyes on Earth, about the size of a basketball—but why do they need such big peepers? So they can see a sperm whale in t...

Top 10 Real Life Monsters | Posted 11.08.2011 | Weird News

From the massive 2,370 pound crocodile caught this week in the Philippines, to the most toxic jelly fish in the world, a look at the creepiest creatur...

WATCH: Florida Fishermen Find 23-Foot Giant Squid

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green

Three fishermen in Stuart, Florida were in for a huge surprise when searching for a catch off Jensen Beach this past weekend. "It was just something ...

The 10 Most Innovative Smuggling Schemes Foiled by the Feds (PHOTOS)

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

2010-10-20-drugs.jpgI recently interviewed FBI agents who caught a couple smuggling funds to Hezbollah. The couple's method astonished me. As smuggling goes, however, it was pedestrian, compared to the following.

Gulf of Mexico's Battle of the Titans: Giant Squid vs. Sperm Whale

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

The crude which is destroying the Gulf of Mexico contains about 40 percent methane which may create vast "dead zones" where oxygen becomes so depleted that nothing is allowed to live.

RARE PHOTOS: Sperm Whale EATS Giant Squid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest Post from Dave Hansford, National Geographic Carrying the remains of a roughly 30-foot (9-meter) giant squid in her jaws, a female sperm whale,...

Giant Squid: See All The Pictures (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A giant squid, the biggest squid ever caught. At 10 meters long with a scary beak and razor-sharp hooks, scientists say there may be bigger ones in th...

This Week in Animals: Runaway Turtles, Baby Asian Bearcats, Criminal Monkeys And More! (PHOTOS, VOTE)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HuffPost Green thought this was a great week in animals, and we hope you'll agree. Don't forget to vote on your favorite! Get HuffPost Green On Fa...

Jumbo Squid Invasion: "Carnivorous Calamari' Invade San Diego Shores, Spook Divers (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN DIEGO - Jumbo flying squid -- aggressive 5-foot-long sea monsters with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles -- have invaded the shallow waters o...

This Week in Animals: Giant Squid, Baby Giraffes, Newborn Chinese Alligators And More! (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HuffPost Green celebrated yet another thrilling week of animal stories. Check out some photos, watch some exciting videos, and vote on your favorite!...

Dozens of Dazed, Huge Squid Wash Up On San Diego Beach After Earthquake (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

San Diego residents were stunned when dozens of dazed giant squid washed up on La Jolla beach after an earthquake. One resident said she's never seen...