The Elusive Giant Squid

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dr. Joy Reidenberg talks about one of the most elusive and mysterious creatures on earth, the giant squid. The documentary “Inside Nature’s Giants: Giant Squid” follows Dr. Reidenberg and a team of scientists as they investigate the sea creature, which has a razor sharp beak, teeth on its tentacles and tongue, a throat that dives through the middle of its brain and three hearts that power blue blood through a muscle filled jet-propulsion cloak. “Inside Nature’s Giants: Giant Squid” airs on WNET June 23.


Dr. Joy Reidenberg

Comments [4]

Ed from Larchmont

And the monsters of the deep, for you to play with.

Jun. 20 2012 12:58 PM
Julian from Manhattan


The throat passing through the brain is characteristic of several major invertebrate groups: Arthropods, Annelids, and Molluscs. They don't have to worry about the size (squid) of objects passing through because they have a radula (the "scraping organ" referred to) and a massive, parrot-like beak which can quickly chop up food.

Jun. 20 2012 12:52 PM
Julian from Manhattan

Here is a video of a live giant squid, posted 6 years ago!

Jun. 20 2012 12:48 PM
Doug from Brooklyn, NY

How intelligent are giant squids?

Jun. 20 2012 12:47 PM

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