Finally, A Giant Squid On Video

Photo:NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel
Photo:NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel

After recently handling a Humboldt squid after they washed up on shore (video here), I was particularly enticed by the Discovery Network News announcement,”Giant Squid Filmed In Pacific Depths

Researchers have finally captured video of the legendary, deep water, giant squid. Seriously, the creature of legend that sunk ships in the sea and led to all kinds of scary stories and pictures. I love the tenacity of the researchers to have the patience, the ingenuity, and the technological know how to finally capture this amazing being on film. Sadly, we have to wait to see the video on the Discovery Network later in January.

“The giant squid, “Architeuthis” to scientists, is sometimes described as one of the last mysteries of the ocean, being part of a world so hostile to humans that it has been little explored.

Researchers say Architeuthis eats other types of squid and grenadier, a species of fish that lives in the deep ocean. They say it can grow to be longer than 10 meters.

Discovery Channel’s “Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real,” premieres on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8/7c as the season finale of Curiosity.”