First Footage of Live Giant Squid
Holy Kraken, this is exciting news! Researchers have gotten the first footage ever of a live giant squid in its deep-sea habitat.
So far, the species is only known from bodies of these behemoths that have washed ashore, tentacles that have been found in the bellies of sperm whales, and a live but hooked specimen videotaped on the surface, but no one has ever witnessed this creature in its normal habitat deep beneath the surface.
Here's a CNN clip with more information on the squid and the footage, which will air on the Discovery Channel show Curiosity. I'll post updates here when the footage becomes available.
Check out this video for more information about giant squid.
Illustration of the mythical Kraken via Animal Planet's Lost Tapes website.