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All You Want To Know About The Giant Squid

You’ve likely seen photos of a giant squid, but you’ve never seen footage like this.

A team of scientists have recently captured the first giant squid ever caught on film, after a four year hunt for the elusive sea creature.

After 100 sub dives and more than 400 hours spent searching, the crew finally caught a glimpse of a 10-foot-long, eight-armed giant squid. Here’s a sneak peek of the video:

While all giant squids are, well, giant, the size of some can be downright mind-blowing. The largest known giant squid was nearly 50-feet long, weighing as much as 600 pounds. Historical sightings of the giant squid led to representations in books such as Moby-Dick and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and any other depiction of the Kraken.

Click here to read all about the mysterious giant squid from our March 2006 issue.

 

 

 

9 Comments on All You Want To Know About The Giant Squid

  1. im freaked

  2. Thats freaky

  3. black cougar // January 11, 2013 at 8:59 am // Reply

    AWSOME!!!!

  4. The Humbled Man // January 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm // Reply

    Maybe we shouldn’t have found it at all. Being so deep and so secluded may have been a lifestyle for the squid. Now maybe these squids are being hunted as a trophy for hunters who now know that this myth is true. Just like any other “mythical” animal in extinction, such as the Dodo bird found on a small island near Madagascar.

    • Percy Jackson // January 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm // Reply

      It took a large, expert crew more than two weeks to only get some footage. I doubt they will be overly hunted. Also, people have known the giant squid was real for a long time.

  5. The Humbled Man // January 22, 2013 at 5:12 pm // Reply

    No everyone thought it was a myth for the longest time.

  6. Rogue Jedi // August 2, 2014 at 9:38 am // Reply

    I thought there already was footage of the giant squid.

  7. sherlocksmaug // August 5, 2014 at 5:46 pm // Reply

    Humble man has a good point. However, I’m sure that the only people who have good enough submarines to go that deep are people who are trying to help the animal, or the navy.

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