Amazing Critter Encounter: Architeuthis Alert!

Lisa Schell Nature, Videos Leave a Comment

“Honey, is that a Giant Squid on your PaddleBoard?”

We are stopping the presses as it were for this! So amazing! These folks are lucky to have an encounter with the rarely seen alive Architeuthis, otherwise know as the giant squid. Normally these guys wash up dead on a beach near the place where they filmed The Hobbit, or their beaks turn up in the stomachs of whales that then turn up dead on the beach near the place where they ….oh never mind.  It’s not that they are rare, according to the scientists who get to see those undigested beaks, it’s just they they usually hang out in places we don’t. So, this is exciting!