Yes it does!
The existence of the giant squid,
genus "Architeuthis", is well accepted by
scientists though little is known about their
habits. It lives in most of the world's oceans and
is among the biggest animals in the sea but it is
rarely seen. The first report about such a
creature came in 1861 when a French dispatch
steamer Alecton was cruising off the Canary
Islands. Its crew spotted something that looked
like a large sea monster with many arms and a long
tail. They tried to capture it with a rope but
most of the creature sank into the sea, except the
tail which they took back to the French Academy of
Sciences. At the time, no one really believed in
such an animal.
They have been reports from
different places around the world of encountering
the Giant Squid, mostly from ship workers. For
years scientists had tried to capture pictures of
a giant squid in the deep sea. It is very hard to
capture it in its natural habitat. Recently, a
team of Japanese scientists succeeded during an
expedition to the Pacific Ocean. The squid they
photographed was forty-six feet long. The
photographs show the squid viciously attacking
bait on a line and only stopped after one of its
tentacles was torn off by the hook. Giant Squid
have been seen fighting adult whales too. In 1965,
a Soviet whaler watched a battle between a squid
and a 40 ton sperm whale. They both lost. The
strangled whale was found floating in the sea with
the squid's tentacles wrapped around its throat.
The squid's severed head was found in the whale's
stomach. (Sperm whales are known to eat squid).
It is presumed to be quite active and
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