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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

but it was not until 1870 that this animal was accurately studied and described by responsible persons. Previous to that time it was regarded with the same skepticism that the sea-serpent now

PSM V35 D674 Capture of a giant squid.jpg
Fig. 2.—Capture of a Giant Squid

is by many. However, naturalists are beginning to look upon the sea-serpent theory with more favor, while a few are active