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Giant squid caught on film by Russian sailors

Posted on Friday, 24 July, 2015 | Comment icon 26 comments

The huge cephalopod tried to feed on a fish the sailors had caught. Image Credit: YouTube / LiveLeak
The crew of a fishing vessel recorded a huge squid attempting to make off with a fish they had caught.
One of the largest and most elusive denizens of the deep, the giant squid, which can grow up to 43ft long, is usually only seen when dead specimens wash up on beaches.

In a recent rare sighting however a group of fisherman on a Russian vessel managed to capture almost two minutes of footage showing a huge squid feasting on a large fish right next to their boat.

The video shows how the men initially tried to dissuade the squid from eating their catch using a pole before it finally lost interest and headed off in to deeper water.

Source: Russia Today | Comments (26)

Tags: Giant Squid, Russia

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by taniwha on 25 July, 2015, 0:57
Tasty deep fried in batter with garlic salt.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Anomalocaris on 25 July, 2015, 1:16
Tasty deep fried in batter with garlic salt. Some time ago, a biologist said that these animals have have too much ammonia, and that therefore it would not be a good idea to eat these creatures.
Comment icon #19 Posted by taniwha on 25 July, 2015, 5:28
Some time ago, a biologist said that these animals have have too much ammonia, and that therefore it would not be a good idea to eat these creatures. Oh bother, with that much ammonia it would be better suited to scrub a ships deck
Comment icon #20 Posted by Leonardo on 25 July, 2015, 11:22
I'm surprised they didn't try to annex it.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Kiltedmusician on 25 July, 2015, 13:09
With the increase in body size comes an increase in brain size. If it is meant to be this big instead of being an overgrown garden variety squid then a bigger brain is probably part of its genetics. The biggest squid there is also happens to be the most elusive? I wonder just how smart they are.
Comment icon #22 Posted by PrisonerX on 25 July, 2015, 17:14
The ocean is an eerie place. So many creatures and depths unexplored. Another world...
Comment icon #23 Posted by moon tide on 26 July, 2015, 0:28
It should've attacked the vessel condemning the entire crew to a watery grave, just like in the olden days.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Silver Surfer on 26 July, 2015, 6:08
They should have shot it. Keep it as a specimen or trophy, then charge people money to view it! Shame letting it go like that.. Stupidest thing i have read on these forums. Hopefully some aliens will shoot you and put you on display as a trophy. What they should have done is given it the fish. Now do the world a favour and Goplayonahighway
Comment icon #25 Posted by grandfunkrailroad on 27 July, 2015, 20:09
Well the "gray Amber" it carries in it s belly seems to be quite valuable, especcialy to the perfume industry!
Comment icon #26 Posted by tyrant lizard on 29 July, 2015, 9:31
I would hate to be eaten by one of them things Edit: as opposed to all those creatures I would love to be eaten by

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