I was thinking about doing an article on giant squid and colossal squid for the People of Innsmouth (the official The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets newsletter) and I came across some interesting information. There was a live giant squid photographed and you can see some of these photos online http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/kaiyo/2-topicnews/news/2002/02-02-01/mega-squid/mega-squid-01.html
It’s confirmed that it’s an architeuthis (giant squid) by marine biologist Steve O’Shea – I’ve seen him on a Discovery Channel giant squid documentary, and I’m thinking I may interview him for this article. He’s actually a moderator on a cephalopod message board.
Anyway – this is the first time and only time a live giant squid has been photographed, to my knowledge. So, pretty cool.