:x This guy (see attachment) was found stranded dead on a beach a couple of days ago, 50 km East to the place where I live in South Africa (Hermanus, Western Cape)... but I only learnt it today through the local weekly newspaper. I can't believe it! It is said to be 4m long and 200kg heavy. The article is in Afrikaans, that I don't speak or understand, but what I could get from an approximative translation, I can even less believe it : the meat was immediatly used for baiting (probably by the gentleman seated close to the Architeuthis?)!!! Nightmares of the late Doctor Aldrich half a century ago in Newfoudland are still well and alive... I'm of course driving my private investigation, but, so far, I couldn't yet come into contact neither with the author of the article nor with the person who found the squid. To have been so close of this Architeuthis and probably not being able to see only a part of it drives me crazy with frustration... as it will probably be the case for teuthologist Mrs Martina Roeleveld from Cape Town when she will hear about it!