A lot of people believe the giant squid is what sailors used to refer to as the kraken. You can find him in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, too. One account said the kraken was the size of a floating island. Some estimates say that the female giant squid can grow to be up to 43 feet, so the size of a small island wouldn’t be unrealistic. It was many, many years before a giant squid was found alive – before that it was known to exist mostly because of carcasses washed up on shores. In 2004, scientists took the first pictures of a fully-grown giant squid alive, and in 2006, the first film was captured of a living, fully-grown giant squid.
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