Giants Of The Sea Aren't As Big As You'd Think
It's not just fishers: The media also tends to exaggerate the size of certain underwater animals.By Sebastian Martinez | January 13, 2015
When you think of the giant squid, you might picture an enormous Kraken-like deep-sea-dwelling beast with tentacles that can wrap around ships and pull them under.
As Liam Neeson said in the 2010 film "Clash of the Titans," "Release the Kraken!"
Although the real giant squid is pretty big — it can reach lengths of 40 feet — it's not that big. More than half its length is made up of two super-long feeding tentacles, and the median size for the squid is just 24 feet. (Video via Discovery)