Giant squids known as the mythical Kraken do indeed live in the northern seas and in Antarctica at a depth of up to 2 thousand meters, said the director of the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Geographical Sciences Alexei Sokov.
The scientist said in a press conference in the “Russia Segodnya” news agency, “I think that the talk is about the giant squid, which was actually spotted. It is a very rare animal and has not been studied enough. These animals actually live either in the waters of Antarctica or in the northern seas.
“The depth of their habitat is from 200 to 2000 meters, in some cases I heard that up to 4000 meters,” the specialist emphasized.
Sokov stresses that the “kraken” rarely surfaced, noting that Japanese scientists had previously spent two years tracking these rare animals in the deep sea.
According to scientific data, giant squids can reach lengths of up to 8 meters, and “colossal” Antarctic squids – about 10 meters, although there are individuals of 13-14 meters.
The kraken – are mythical beasts that began to appear with the beginnings of long and large sea voyages, and this legend appeared specifically in the countries of Norway and Iceland.