TOKYO – A camera crew has succeeded in capturing the ever illusive giant squid on film in its natural habitat at the Ogasawara islands, about 1600 miles south of Tokyo, Japan.
NDJ World | Published: Jan 07 2013 Lifestyle
For the first time, a giant squid, estimated to be 25 feet long, is filmed swimming with other smaller squid that the animal uses for bait. The squid was filmed at a dept of 2,095 feet, swimming against the current.
For centuries sailors have been telling ‘stories’ about a giant none-vertebrae animal that lives at the bottom of the ocean.
Finally, these stories are now confirmed as being a real. Scientists descended to the dark cold, Pacific ocean floor in a submarine. They made more than one hundred dives and spend over 400 hours locked up in the cabin before the 3 men spotted a giant squid 20 miles east from the Chichi Island.
The scientists followed the squid to a dept of 2,800 feet and noticed it was missing two of its largest tentacles.
Japanese researcher Tsunemi Kubodera said he was very impressed. He is convinced the footage is the first instance of capturing a ‘Architeuthis‘ on film at such dept where there is little oxygen and immense water pressure.
Later this month, the Discovery Channel in collaboration with Japan’s science museum and NHK, Japan’s public TV station, will air the documentary.
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