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Giant squid filmed in natural habitat


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#1    glorybebe

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

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A team from Japan’s National Science Museum has captured what’s considered the first ever film footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat, about 900 metres below sea level.
In conjunction with broadcasters NHK and the U.S. Discovery Channel, the team said it discovered the elusive creature in July, in the watery depths 15 kilometres east of Chichi island in the north Pacific Ocean.
http://www.cbc.ca/ne...id-footage.html
Cool picture, can't wait to watch the episode!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

Sweet, it's coming up this month! Thanks for the heads up!


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

View PostPlanB, on 07 January 2013 - 07:01 PM, said:

Sweet, it's coming up this month! Thanks for the heads up!
Not a problem!  I love watching shows on the ocean.  And to find that this mythical monster is real and you can see it swimming down deep?  Pretty cool IMO.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

Looks like a good doco but does this mean once they learn there movements and habitat they will fish them out like they do with everything else.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

There's a short video of it here -

http://www.dailymail...al-habitat.html

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

View PostHarlequin Dreamer, on 07 January 2013 - 08:24 PM, said:

Looks like a good doco but does this mean once they learn there movements and habitat they will fish them out like they do with everything else.

Supposedly the flesh of a giant squid reeks of ammonia so it's unlikely it will be a popular food item, with the possible exception of Japan where anything from the sea seems to be consumed. Also filming one animal does not tell a lot about where the species as a whole might be found at any given time, but it's a start.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

View PostSundew, on 07 January 2013 - 10:17 PM, said:

Supposedly the flesh of a giant squid reeks of ammonia so it's unlikely it will be a popular food item, with the possible exception of Japan where anything from the sea seems to be consumed. Also filming one animal does not tell a lot about where the species as a whole might be found at any given time, but it's a start.

I read before that theses creatures woudl be toxic to humans.  Now, if I can just find where I read that so that we can verify it....

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Wow!  Nice find!  That is pretty amazing, seems like it's easier to find them.now and that is kind of too bad.  I wonder what they did with the the one they caught?  Tako sushi?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Squid is quite tasty.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

Yay! I love these giant creatures!!! Only from far ashore though..


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

This is awesome! Nature is quite beautiful.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

Lovingly splendid! 'Tis too bad that it has taken so long to get footage such as this, however.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:37 AM

Amazing, I've been waiting to see this since they first captured it on film.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:09 AM

Did they kill it for science and can it for sale after they surfaced?

View Postglorybebe, on 07 January 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

I read before that theses creatures woudl be toxic to humans.  Now, if I can just find where I read that so that we can verify it....
Surely they can cut off a fin or something and leave the rest of the creature to die...

Edited by Timonthy, 09 January 2013 - 03:12 AM.

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