Architeuthis and sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus are formidable predators. The team's findings are detailed in the July 7 issue of the journal Biology Letters. Do giant squids exist? The only benefit of such huge eyes in the murky depths of the oceans is to spot enormous shapes, such as the ones of sperm whales. How the whales manage to subdue such able prey has been a mystery. But since we find sperm whale with giant squid sucker scars, they occasionally get ambitious. Thanks for the A2A.
Giant squid eyes are sperm whale defence - BBC News
It is the sole extant species of its genus, Physeter , in the family Physeteridae. Pantropical spotted dolphin S. Could a large squid kill a sperm whale? This damage may indicate that sperm whales are susceptible to decompression sickness, and sudden surfacing could be lethal to them. This bulbous expansion acts as a windkessel , ensuring a steady blood flow as the heart rate slows during diving.