Giant Squid Filmed in its Deep Sea Habitat

The beast is finally captured alive...at least, on film. Japanese scientists are releasing footage of a giant squid taken in its natural habitat, at a depth of 630 meters:

"Researchers around the world have tried to film giant squid in their natural habitats, but all attempts were in vain before. It was shining and so beautiful," Tsunemi Kubodera, a squid expert and researcher for Japan's National Science Museum told AFP. "I was so thrilled when I saw it firsthand, but I was confident we would because we rigorously researched the areas we might find it, based on past data."

"Past data," indeed; Kubodera and his colleagues had spent upwards of 400 hours — logged across 100+ missions — plumbing the depths of the Pacific in search of the behemoth, before teaming up with Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the US Discovery Channel.

When the collaboration finally came upon the mega-mollusk, it was in a submersible rig at a depth of 630 meters, about 9 miles off the coast of Chichi Island.

See 1:00 for the eye of the Kraken, coolly gazing at its future human prey, for the stuff of nightmares...

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Inannawhimsey's picture
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nice to see some Aussies are ahead of the curve in dealing with the current heat wave ;3

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video has been removed?

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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LastLoup wrote:

video has been removed?

I think the video is supposed to be a big reveal on cable TV later this month...seems like a few people got their hands on it already and put it on YouTube. I'm guessing some people got cease and desists...

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Greg
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damn you Discovery Channel ;)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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do you do it like a mammal?

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define mammal ;)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Gonna need a bigger deep fryer!