This giant blob was found floating off the coast of Cuba

Earlier this month, a human-sized pinkish blob was discovered floating near the surface of the Caribbean. The Cuban divers who found the thing had no clue what it was. Their photos eventually reached the hands of a marine biologist at Brown University — and she thinks she knows what it is. » 6/26/13 6:20am 6/26/13 6:20am

Behold the real-life tentacle porn of squid sex

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer's remotely operated vehicle Little Hercules captured this video of a pair of Pholidoteuthis adami getting hot and heavy in the northern Gulf of Mexico. That's the male on the bottom, swimming upside down, while the female is backwards on top. It may look more serene than those hentai… » 1/12/13 9:30am 1/12/13 9:30am

Deep-sea squid can break off all its arms to fight enemies

If you grew up on a diet of 1980s cartoons, as I did, you will have seen many a giant robot shoot many a rocket-propelled fist into many a big monster. Sadly, there are no rocket punches in the real world, but I can give you the next best thing: a squid that can grab its enemies with flashing, writhing,… » 8/01/12 10:15am 8/01/12 10:15am

Meet the Bloop, the mysterious sound from the bottom of the Pacific…

In the summer of 1997, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration picked up a sound from deep beneath the Pacific. The sound seemed to come from an animal far larger than any we've ever seen. This was the Bloop. » 2/09/12 8:10am 2/09/12 8:10am

What it's like to swim with a (dead) giant squid

While filming whales off of the Canary Islands recently, a documentary crew discovered a rare marine find — the body of an Architheuthis squid bobbing in open water. Sadly, the creature was extremely dead, but the documentarians were able to capture footage of this deceased beast. » 8/24/11 2:15pm 8/24/11 2:15pm

Fishermen bag 23-foot-long giant squid off of Florida

Last Sunday, fisherman 12 miles off the coast of Stuart, Flordia found themselves with a mollusk of a tale to tell some folks — they had hooked a specimen of Architeuthis Dux, or the Atlantic Giant Squid. » 6/28/11 10:30am 6/28/11 10:30am

Squids and octopi imitate color despite being colorblind

Cephalopods often change color to confuse their prey or escape their predators. They can't see color, but their predators and prey can. How do they pull it off? » 5/21/11 11:00am 5/21/11 11:00am

13-foot-long giant squid washes up on New Zealand beach

A dead four-meter-long giant squid washed up on a beach today in Wellington, New Zealand. The creature eventually drifted back out to sea, but not before locals had the opportunity to snap photos of the beached beast. » 8/08/10 8:10am 8/08/10 8:10am

Sam Raimi's 20,000 Leagues Nixes The Squid For Face-Huggers

Now that McG's 20,000 League Disney origins movie is beached, Sam Raimi's adaptation of the Jules Verne novel has a chance to get made. But this version is missing one important element: the same one lacking in Watchmen. » 2/10/10 8:00am 2/10/10 8:00am