Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Indestructible Creatures/ Giant Squid



Good morning and hello Tuesday, this morning when my alarm went off I got up and went to the toilet but I was still feeling tired so laid back down for only 20 minutes as my brain was awake so I got up and dressed. I am one of those people who generally like to get dressed as soon as I get up, it helps me feel ready for the day.

Being Tuesday means it is Indestructible Creatures day so today I am talking about the Giant Squid, throughout history sailors have told tales of huge sea monsters with many tentacles big enough to wrap themselves around a ship and guess what they exist.

In the last few decades people have caught on camera the real live giant squid, it's long arms and tentacles are lined with hundreds of suckers, each surrounded by razor sharp teeth. They grab and lock onto the squid's prey, such as a fish or smaller squids, which is then hauled towards the squid's terrifying beak which slices it up and gobbles it down.

How giant is a giant squid well its arms and tentacles can measure as much a 12 metres or 40 feet long which his the length of an average bus. In 2004 scientists used a bait on a long line to study a giant squid, the squid got entangled and left behind a tentacle before it was able to escape. On deck the tentacle continued to move around and suckered itself to one of the scientists. How weird......

These giant squids have an even bigger enemy, the sperm whale, these fierce whales attack and eat the giant squid but the squid do fight back and sperm whales are often found with scares and bites on their bodies left by the giant squid suckers and beaks.



10 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jo-Anne ... creatures are amazing aren't they - cheers Hilary

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Amazing creature of the sea.

Rita said...

These huge creatures I knew about. I watch a lot of nature shows. Can't quite imagine the size, but I remember seeing old pictures of a dead one that washed up on a shore someplace--humongous!

CWMartin said...

Watched a lot of comics depicting that battle...

Karen @BakingInATornado said...

I've seen a few Discovery Channel specials about the Giant Squid. They are both terrifying and fascinating.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yes they are

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Indeed

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yeah hard to get your head around how big they are

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Now that would be something

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yes they are

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