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8 Jan

Giant Squid Caught on Camera at 900 Meters Deep

Giant-squid-253x150For the first time ever, the legendary giant squid was filmed in its natural habitat at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. See amazing footage on Discovery Channel's "Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real" on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8/7c as the season finale of Curiosity.

Scientists worked with broadcasters at Discovery and Japanese-based NHK to seek out the creature at depths of up to 900m using special submersibles in hopes of catching the creature on film.

According to a story from Discovery News:

After around 100 missions, during which they spent 400 hours in the cramped submarine, the three-man crew tracked the creature from a spot some 15 kilometers (nine miles) east of Chichi island in the north Pacific Ocean.

Museum researcher Tsunemi Kubodera said they followed the enormous mollusc to a depth of 900 meters as it swam into the ocean abyss.

Many doubted the giant squid was even real until recently when word broke that the Kraken-like beast had been spotted by Japanese scientists. Check out the video below for more on the giant squid to hold you over until the Discovery Channel premiere on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8/7c.


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