New York Times keepin' it real! Well, trying to at least. This article takes a look at the depths at which Architeuthis typically resides -- suggesting it's shallower than some think. But in the first sentence of the article, it suggests Architeuthis grows to 75 feet. Giant Squid, Tall Tales and Truth Interestingly, it also suggests that the age of one of the specimen they studied was 14 years old. I'd be interested in any thoughts from our resident experts on whether that would seem realistic or not... it'd certainly be a longer life than their octopus cousins seem to enjoy (maybe 5 years tops in cold cold water).