LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese scientists have taken the first photographs of one of the most mysterious creatures in the deep ocean -- the giant squid.
Until now the only information about the behavior of the creatures which measure up to 18 meters (59 feet) in length has been based on dead or dying squid washed up on shore or captured in commercial fishing nets.
I recommend you watch the video, too. Its 2:13, but its pretty cool!
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
When my aunt and uncle moved up here they had one of them giant squids painted on the side of the U-Haul they had (well half of one on the one side there, my uncle kinda scraped off the other half pulling out of a gas station)
We're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
Very cool. Amazing it took this long, but that just goes to show pure research does pay off in the end. And the best part is that this discovery only scratches the tip of the iceberg; we really have no idea what else is down there! It's a very exciting time to be exploring the oceans (and the heavens, for that matter).
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1869 times:
I was under the impression that giant squids should be, actually, giant. If this squid-guy is only about 50-60 feet long, I don't think it's all that a big deal.
It is, probably, a big deal that the first photographic evidence captured of THIS particular creature is presented, but what about those multi-hundreds-of-feets-long-dudes that the world is waiting for?
I (as most are) am still awaiting a REALLY big squid, like something that "we" could use a picture motion or TV theme. Ooops. Sorry; that's already been done before Regards...jack