Giant Squid of Christmas Past

Slate recycled an old story about Giant Squid just before Christmas. Daniel Engber’s review provides lots of interesting links and factoids about ammonium and bouyancy control in Architeuthis . He also touches on their potential vulnerability to sesimic surveys, citing a New Scientist article about a ‘mass’ stranding of 5 giant squid following seismic surveys off the coast of Spain back in 2004.