Giant Squid Photographed

This is a landmark event. Up to now, giant squid had never been observed in the wild. Huge ones have been found in fishing nets, or washed ashore. Small ones have been kept in captivity for a short time, by scientists like Steve O’Shea. But now, a team of Japanese researchers have managed to attract and film an 8m long specimen of Architeuthis

A live, adult giant squid has been caught on camera in the wild for the very first time.
Japanese researchers took pictures of the elusive creature hunting 900m down, enveloping its prey by coiling its tentacles into a ball.
The images show giant squid, known as Architeuthis, are more vigorous hunters than has been supposed.

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