Mar 20, 2013 / 7:19 am
They're the stuff of myth and B-grade horror movies, giant tentacled sea monsters roaming the deep in search of prey.
In recent years giant squid have made an appearance off the West Coast, and now new research is shining some light on the BC sea monsters and their siblings.
A team headed by Danish researchers tested DNA samples from 43 giant squid from around the world, including a specimen from Newfoundland.
They were stunned to find that there is likely just a single species of the massive squid that migrates to oceans around the world.
Tom Gilbert, the lead researcher from the Natural History Museum of Denmark says the lack of genetic diversity leaves his team with more questions than answers.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has documented giant squid off the Canadian coasts.
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