National Geographic : 1935 Aug
MONSTER AND MIDGET SQUID AND OCTOPUSES © National Geographic Society Painted by Else Bostelmann under direction Roy W. Miner GIANTS OF THE DEEP GRAPPLE IN TITANIC STRUGGLE Such encounters between the giant squid and the sperm whale have been reported by seafarers, especially whalers. Pieces of the squid's tentacles and the parrotlike beaks are found in whales' stomachs or between their jaws. These huge cephalopods may grow to 60 or 70 feet and weigh nearly a ton. Heads of captured whales are sometimes furrowed with imprints of their suckers. Early mariners described fabulous squid so large that they upset ships by seizing their mastsl Authentic instances have been reported of men in rowboats being attacked by their wriggling arms.