Locations of Giant Squid Findings

Giant squid thrive in a widespread habitat; they have been found in every ocean. Coastal and island slopes from the North Atlantic Ocean are main areas where species of Architeuthis have been found, especially Newfoundland, Norway, the northern British Isles, Spain and the oceanic islands of the Azores and Madeira. They are also found in the South Atlantic Ocean by southern Africa, the North Pacific Ocean around Japan, and the Southwestern Pacific Ocean around New Zealand and Australia.
Vertically, it is unknown where the giant squid lives in terms of depth. Data retrieved from dead/dying giant squid and from sperm whales seems to suggest that Architeuthis lives in a large variety of depths, estimated from 300 to 1,000 meters.


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