A museum called Natural History Museum in London has found a female giant squid named Archie. This squid has been caught alive, making it a very important animal for research. It was caught in March of 2004 at the Falkland Islands, which is in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists know only a little about this creature and what they know comes from studying dead giant squids and some from sperm whale’s stomachs. Archie was found as a huge, folded blob. After the DNA samples were taken the scientist decided to put it in the freezer while the museum scientists decided to think the best way to preserve it.
Another giant squid was found in New Zealand that was caught on a two and half-month deep-sea expedition in freezing Antarctic waters. On July 19, 2002 an animal that has never before been seen on the beach washed up on eastern shores of Tasmania, Australia. The giant squid, which was a female giant squid, had the marks of horrid sexual abuse. Sucker marks were on her neck. On the top of the head was a bite mark possibly by a male giant squid’s beak.