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.