I’m positively giddy with excitement. Why, you ask? Because I’m very happy to introduce a new guest post by my dear babykins, Lara Assaf. In honor of Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s birthweek, she’s sharing an epic tale of underwater combat with Westervin. OhGAWD it’s so good!
Disclaimer: the author confirms her awareness of a somewhat popular indie film entitled The Squid and the Whale; however, seeing as the movie addresses nothing of the legendary combat between the two creatures, she feels this article is more than called for.
I should start out by saying that I am very far from the first person to take note of the awesome brutality of the ancient war between two primordial titans of the sea: the sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus (credentials: largest toothed animal on planet earth, deepest diving mammal, flat cute head) and the giant squid Architeuthis dux (credentials: creepiest animal on planet earth, giant freaky eyes, appropriately mysterious). Nevertheless, I think most might agree that the subject is wildly under publicized given its unparalleled coolness, and so one more appeal to spread the news can’t hurt.