First Video Glimpse of the Giant Squid

Finally found, albiet brief, video of the giant squid. Spectacular! Although it is unlikely, despite what the reporter states, that Giant Squids obtain sizes of 50 feet. As I mention in this post that covers everything you wanted to know about the Giant Squid, the longest scientifically recorded length of a Giant Squid is 42 feet.

UPDATE: Go watch this video! Skip ahead to 1:00 to see a much longer set of video of the encounter. Not sure how long this will be up.

Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

3 comments on “First Video Glimpse of the Giant Squid
  1. Anyway to guesstimate how much it cost to get this footage? What does the reported 100 missions and 400 hours underwater cost? Obviously worth it for Discovery.

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