Just stumbled across this news from almost two years ago. I don't believe we picked up on it at the time. According to this expedition report a recently deceased Architeuthis was found floating in the vacinity of Tenerife in the Canary islands by a German marine research expedition. Fascinating photographs available here: Aldebaran Expedition If you follow the link there is a very interesting photograph of the gladius of the animal. I did not expect it to be transparent!