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Dussling, Jennifer.
GIANT SQUID : MYSTERY OF THE DEEP
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1999
IL K-3, RL 2.9
ISBN 0448419955
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What creature lives way deep in the ocean and has eyes the size of basketballs and a beak so sharp that it can cut through the steel cables of a ship? A giant squid!  They are mysterious sea animals. You cannot go to an aquarium to see them since no one has ever caught one alive. We donâ€t know too much about them.  We do know that compared to a regular squid, a giant squid can grow up to 60 feet long, while a regular squid grows to less than a foot long. The giant creature is a cousin of the octopus and has 8 arms and two feeding tentacles.  The arms have rows of powerful suckers and each sucker has sharp teeth.  Scientists want to learn more about these amazing squids, and in 1997 they had the opportunity to study one such squid when it was caught in a fishing net off the coast of New Zealand. The squid was not alive but it was sent to a squid expert at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.  Come find out more about what these scientists have learned from studying  such remarkable squids.  (May Harn Liu, may@mailbox.sc.edu, librarian)
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