you cant miss this. i saw an advertisment for a program tonight on Discovery about some people who caught i live giant squid tentacle. no one has ever seen an adult (or an adult tentacle) alive before.
Hahaha, that may have come out more sarcastic than intended.
Giant squids really are fascinating creatures. Even pictures of DEAD and beached ones are fairly rare, and incomplete as the carcassed are gnereally pretty mangled. Giant squid live mysterious lives but are suspected of being the cause of scars on many a whale (non-baileen whales, of course.)
Much about their lives is speculation, and despite thorough attempts to investigate them, most inquiries have fallen flat. I believe that at some point, a researcher managed to get a squidling in captivity (it took a good number of tries to keep them alive!)
Maybe this program will be able to shed some light on one of the ocean's great mysteries. Thanks for the link, JLAP.