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Giant squid filmed in the Pacific depths

Posted on Tuesday, 8 January, 2013 | Comment icon 17 comments | News tip by: glorybebe


Image credit: NHK/NEP/Discovery Chan.

 
A science team has managed to capture footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time.

Researchers from Japan's National Science Museum have succeeded in filming one of the most elusive creatures on Earth, the giant squid, 900m below the surface of the ocean in its natural habitat. Using a submersible vehicle, special cameras and a lot of patience the team recorded over 400 hours of footage across 100 missions to the depths before capturing one of the animals on film.

"It was shining and so beautiful," said team member Tsunemi Kubodera. "With this footage we hope to discover more about the life of the species." The video is due to be broadcast as part of a Discovery Channel documentary called "Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real" which will premiere on January 27th as part of its "Curiosity" series.

"A team from Japanís National Science Museum has captured whatís considered the first ever film footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat, about 900 metres below sea level."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by Sean93 on 8 January, 2013, 14:07
Damn, nature...
Comment icon #9 Posted by King Fluffs on 8 January, 2013, 17:52
Squid is quite tasty.
Comment icon #10 Posted by thewild on 8 January, 2013, 20:28
Yay! I love these giant creatures!!! Only from far ashore though..
Comment icon #11 Posted by Eonwe on 8 January, 2013, 20:53
This is awesome! Nature is quite beautiful.
Comment icon #12 Posted by AmpleFyre on 9 January, 2013, 1:19
Lovingly splendid! 'Tis too bad that it has taken so long to get footage such as this, however.
Comment icon #13 Posted by NikkiAidyn on 9 January, 2013, 1:37
Amazing, I've been waiting to see this since they first captured it on film.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Timonthy on 9 January, 2013, 3:09
Did they kill it for science and can it for sale after they surfaced? 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...
Comment icon #15 Posted by ufonuts on 9 January, 2013, 9:21
I hear that these giant suckers make quite a huge and delicious appetizer of "Fried Calamari" in North Jersey! I definitely want one with "Vincent's Sweet Sauce" Damn that sounds tasty!! P.S. they are Aliens!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Odds on 10 January, 2013, 10:49
*Thinking about Calamari*
Comment icon #17 Posted by Catti-Brie on 10 January, 2013, 15:34
I wonder if any deep sea exploration is going on for megalodon? One of the least understood parts of the ocean is that twilight zone, between 660 to 3,300 feet down. I love that we are starting to develope the technology to get down there!


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