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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1523 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1465 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1246 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