Why the Squid-O-Rama?
I have been fascinated
by Architeuthis Dux (the Giant Squid) and all its
relatives since I saw 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, many
years ago. The Giant Squid is the most elusive sea
creature on earth, never having been observed in the wild
except when dead or dying. Like many other
creatures in the field of cryptozoology, Architeuthis is
the victim (or beneficiary) of wild exaggeration and
speculation, in addition to more serious study.
Personally, I favor wild exaggeration, it's more fun.