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The Pictures of Giant-Sized Sea Creatures

Updated on June 4, 2008
As if bathed in moonlight, a giant spider crab (Macrocheira kaemferi) is illuminated by a diver's lamp in Japan's Izu Oceanic Park. Protected from some predators by its hard exoskeleton, the creature—which can grow to ten feet (three meters) wide—can
As if bathed in moonlight, a giant spider crab (Macrocheira kaemferi) is illuminated by a diver's lamp in Japan's Izu Oceanic Park. Protected from some predators by its hard exoskeleton, the creature—which can grow to ten feet (three meters) wide—can
His own set of fins propels a diver swimming near a giant squid ( Architeuthis dux) in the Gulf of California in Mexico. Relatively small fins keep the squid moving and help it maintain balance in the water.
His own set of fins propels a diver swimming near a giant squid ( Architeuthis dux) in the Gulf of California in Mexico. Relatively small fins keep the squid moving and help it maintain balance in the water.
Sailboat-sleek, a blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) slices through the waters of California's Channel Islands. The largest blue whale was confirmed to be nearly 110 feet (33.5 meters) long and 418,000 pounds (190,000 kilograms), making members of th
Sailboat-sleek, a blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) slices through the waters of California's Channel Islands. The largest blue whale was confirmed to be nearly 110 feet (33.5 meters) long and 418,000 pounds (190,000 kilograms), making members of th
Blending in with its ocean environment, a blue whale calf (Balaenoptera musculus) looms like a submarine off the coast of Sri Lanka. At a mere 45 feet (14 meters) long, it's at risk of being killed by killer whales and large sharks.
Blending in with its ocean environment, a blue whale calf (Balaenoptera musculus) looms like a submarine off the coast of Sri Lanka. At a mere 45 feet (14 meters) long, it's at risk of being killed by killer whales and large sharks.
Divers in the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands spot a giant clam (Tridacna gigas) anchored to a coral reef. During the day, the animal's fleshy mantle—which contains green algae—spreads over its open shell to take in sunlight. The sun feeds the a
Divers in the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands spot a giant clam (Tridacna gigas) anchored to a coral reef. During the day, the animal's fleshy mantle—which contains green algae—spreads over its open shell to take in sunlight. The sun feeds the a
The silvery magnificence of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) swims past a diver in Japan's Tokyo Sea Life Park. The fish's belly meat is prized as the finest sushi in the world;one fish can easily sell for tens of thousands of dollars on the w
The silvery magnificence of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) swims past a diver in Japan's Tokyo Sea Life Park. The fish's belly meat is prized as the finest sushi in the world;one fish can easily sell for tens of thousands of dollars on the w
After luring a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with chum, diver Andre Hartman ends up perilously close to the premier predator off the coast of Gansbaai, South Africa. Although attacks on humans do occur—with some resulting in death—shark
After luring a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with chum, diver Andre Hartman ends up perilously close to the premier predator off the coast of Gansbaai, South Africa. Although attacks on humans do occur—with some resulting in death—shark

Imagine you are swimming with these Giant-sized sea creatures. What do you feel?

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      TheMightyX 5 years ago

      Are you sure that's an Architeuthis dux and not a Dosidicus gigas (aka the Humboldt squid)? Architeuthis is a deep-ocean dweller and VERY rare, whereas Dosidicus is very frequently seen in the shallower upper parts of the ocean near California.

      Oh, I see the user "bob" discussed this 2 years ago. Props to the man, he knows his squid. I agree with him. That's definitely a Humboldt. You'd have to examine its beak to be able to say for sure that it is an Architeuthis (which is so astronomically unlikely that it could well be said it was impossible).

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      bob 7 years ago

      that squid is certainly not Architeuthis dux... it is a Humboldt squid.

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      james 7 years ago

      the comments don't finish & i'm finding it surpridingly annoying!

      I LIKE MY FACTS! X*(

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      bob 8 years ago

      lame fake not true 3d animation stinks

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      cool pics

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      RKHenry 8 years ago from Neighborhood museum in Somewhere, USA

      Crazy BiG!

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      jjrubio 8 years ago

      I love this one as well!