The Search for the Giant Squid by Richard Ellis

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Lurking in the depths of the ocean is a fearsome creature of proportions that stagger the imagination. At least sixty feet long and weighing more than a ton; with two elongated, whip-like tentacles and eight grasping arms studded with toothed suckers; with a huge beak between its arms and two lidless eyes the size of dinner plates---this is the giant squid, one of the largest animals on earth and one of the least known. Until now.

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Richard Ellis is one of America's most celebrated marine artists & writers. The author of ten books, including "The Search for the Giant Squid" & "Men & Whales". Ellis makes his home in New York City.
Published October 1, 1999 by Penguin Books. 336 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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It is surpassingly strange that, as Ellis writes, no one has ever seen a living, healthy giant squid--for, judging from the evidence, comprised mostly of carcasses and the remains found in sperm w

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