I've taken a different approach regarding the "SquidBase" concept hatched a week ago. It appears the comprehensive online list I had in mind already exists on Wikipedia. Rather than "recreating the wheel", it seems best for TONMO.com to defer to that list as the definitive source, and maintain discussion about these strandings here on TONMO.com. I've set up a dedicated page on this topic, accessible under the "More..." sub-menu. Here is the page:
List of Giant and Colossal Squid Strandings and Recovery
Thanks again to Archi for the heads-up on this resource!