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Art Show: Squid (& Other Deep Sea Monsters)

GIANT SQUID

by christi lynn schwartzkopf

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Art: GIANT SQUID by Artist christi lynn schwartzkopf
I REALLY ENJOYED PAINTING THIS,BUT I NEVER IMAGINED I WOULD PAINT A SQUID ONE DAY.I LOVE THE SEA AND THIS IS WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT THESE SHOWS,THEY GET YOU TO STRECH YOUR IMAGINATION TO PAINT THINGS YOU WOULD NOT HAVE OTHER WISE.THUS EXPANDING YOUR MIND EVEN MORE.THE GIANT SQUID LIVES FROM BATHYPELAGIC ZONE,WHICH IS 2,000 TO 4,000 FEET,DOWN TO HADALPELAGIC ZONE WHICH HAS A DEPTH RANGE TO 10,000 FEET.IT BELONGS TO THE FAMILY ARCHITEUTHIDAE,WHICH HAS AS MANY AS EIGHT SPECIES,THIS SPECIES CAN GROW UP TO OVER 40 FEET OR MAYBE LARGER.THEIR BODY HAS A MANTLE(TORSO),EIGHT ARMS AND TWO MUCH LONGER TENTACLES WHICH ARE ALL LINED WITH SUCTION CUPS WHICH IS HOW THEY ATTACK AND HOLD THEIR PREY.AT BASE,THE ARMS AND TENTACLES FORM A CIRCLE AROUND A PARROT LIKE BEAK,THEY FEED ON DEEP SEA FISH AND SMALLER SQUID.AS ADULTS THEIR ONLY REAL PREDATORS ARE SPERM WHALES.THE GIANT SQUID HAS A VERY COMPLEX NERVOUS SYSTEM AND HIGHLY DEVELOPED BRAIN,THEY ARE THOUGHT TO BE VERY INTELLIGENT AND MAY BE THE SMARTEST INVERTABRATES IN THE OCEAN.SOME BELIEVE THEM TO BE VERY AGGRESSIVE,THUS THE TERRIBLE"KRAKEN"OF ANCIENT MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF SUNKEN SHIPS AND EVEN CLASSIC NOVELS"MOBY DICK".ALTHOUGH THEIR MAIN DEFENSE IS A DARK,BLACK INK TO CREATE A SMOKE SCREEN WHILE THEY MAKE THEIR ESCAPE.I HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY DEEP SEA ADVENTUE AS MUCH AS I DID.

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