National Geographic : 1941 Mar
Fighting Giants of the Humboldt 393 Michael Lerner Displays the First Giant Squid Taken on Rod and Reel The smallest exceeds six feet in length, and the largest, which weighs more than a hundred pounds, measures nearly nine. The catch is shown on the dock at Cabo Blanco, Peru, where it was landed after a night of perilous adventure (page 400). Little wonder that the most intrepid of the natives fear these creatures and call them devils! The monsters eat anything that falls into the water, attacking all kinds of sea denizens, even whales. Their toothy tentacles enable them to cling to their prey while their beaks slash viciously.