In 2003, the crew of a yacht competing to win the round-the-world Jules Verne Trophy reported being attacked by a giant squid several hours after departing from Brittany, France. The squid purportedly latched onto the ship and blocked the rudder with two tentacles.
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Jan 15, 2003 · BREST, France (CNN) -- A giant squid entwined itself round the rudder of the trimaran Geronimo, forcing an unexpected slow-down for the crew. Geronimo is attempting to win the Jules Verne Trophy...
Jun 20, 2020 · The USS Stein earned its popularity all over the world when it was attacked by a sea monster in 1976. That monster is believed to be an unknown species of giant squid, which damaged the “NOFOUL” rubber coating of her AN/SQS-26 SONAR dome. Over 8 percent of the surface coating was startlingly damaged.
While many squid are a few inches long, giant and colossal squid are enormous. The two types are estimated to grow from 35 to 60 feet (10.6 to 18.2 meters) in length -- including body and tentacles. That's larger than a full-length, 40-foot (12.1-meter) school bus. They weigh up to 1,000 pounds (453.5 kg) [source: Smithsonian Institution]. And ...
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Aug 18, 2018 · This is startling to imagine because the largest squid known to man, the Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni), only grows to upwards of 46ft (14m). The second-largest squid known to man, the Giant Squid (Architeuthis), has been estimated to reach the maximum size of 43ft (13m) for females and 33ft (10m) for males.
She is noteworthy as a U.S. Navy vessel that has apparently been attacked by an unknown species of giant squid. In 1978, the "NOFOUL" rubber coating of her AN/SQS-26 sonar dome was damaged by multiple cuts over 8 percent of the dome surface.
A giant squid wraps its tentacles around a surfer's surf board. You won't believe what happens next!
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The Squid attacks the boat before they make it to shore, devouring Scranton and knocking a cargo net on Mike, injuring him. It then attacks Lucas in the helm who fires a couple of shots with his gun at its tentacles. The squid then bites a hole in the hull. With water pouring in, it pulls the entire boat underwater, drowning Lucas.