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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:27 AM

Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths (With Pics!!!!)

January 7, 2013 by Shingo Ito

Screen grab from footage captured by NHK and Discovery Channel taken in July 2012 shows a giant squid in the sea near Chichi island. The squid was spotted at a depth of 630 meters using a submersible in July, some 15 km east of Chichi island in the north Pacific Ocean.

Scientists and broadcasters said Monday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid roaming the depths of the Pacific Ocean, showing it in its natural habitat for the first time ever.

Japan's National Science Museum succeeded in filming the deep-sea creature at a depth of more than half a kilometre (a third of a mile) after teaming up with Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the US Discovery Channel.

The massive invertebrate is the stuff of legend, with sightings of a huge ocean-dwelling beast reported by sailors for centuries.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-01-giant-squid-pacific-depths-japan.html

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Reply Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths (With Pics!!!!) (Original post)
n2doc Jan 2013 OP
rightsideout Jan 2013 #1
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #2
eppur_se_muova Jan 2013 #3
grantcart Jan 2013 #5
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #6
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #13
benld74 Jan 2013 #4
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #7
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 #8
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 #9
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #10
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #11
Curmudgeoness Jan 2013 #12
Iwillnevergiveup Jan 2013 #14
and-justice-for-all Jan 2013 #15
NCarolinawoman Jan 2013 #16

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:35 AM

1. Incredible

Giant squids have been elusive for years as far as capturing video of them at sea. It's amazing to see some great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:49 AM

2. Great catch...

pun intended. LMSP kicking.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:49 PM

5. they are very excited about it:

I can assure you that you will not be disappointed when you watch the show. In press release and title they demonize the animal again, and there has been an outcry from those involved at their doing so (but I cannot and will not get drawn into the 'behind the scenes' politics of all of this), but when you see this animal, alive, full-grown, beautiful, well, demon it is not. It is the most exquisite thing you will see, and it is no fleeting glimpse either - you see a LOT for a LONG time, in full colour, full HD, complete focus.

I have probably said more than I should have; I am awaiting confirmation that we can talk about it, because this announcement caught us off-guard (we had no forewarning that it would be announced today).

27 January is a day you want to mark in your calendars!

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Response to grantcart (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:42 PM

6. Awesomesauce!

thanks!

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Response to grantcart (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:22 PM

13. so the film's not available yet?

I sure hope you or aomeone gives a heads up when it's out.

Are you involved in oceanography or marine biology, grantcart?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:50 PM

4. Calamari for everyone!!!!!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:25 PM

7. I hope they didn't use this guy.

http://science.discovery.com/video-topics/strange-creatures/monsters-ball-giant-squid-encounter.htm

This guy uses himself as bait for Humboldt Squid with a special armor diving suit. The camera views are insane.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:37 PM

8. There may be a virus on that site

My virus scanner found something... checking now...

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:54 PM

9. False alarm, I think

Probably a coincidence that my scanner caught something just after I went to that page.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:38 PM

10. I think so. My scanner detected nothing.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:12 PM

11. kr

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:38 PM

12. Look at his eye.

The squid's eyes have always been said to be highly evolved, but just look at that!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:16 AM

14. An awesome creature

of the deep - beautiful, but still gives me the willies.

K&R

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:27 PM

15. Great, its real..now leave it the fuck alone..nt

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Response to and-justice-for-all (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:12 AM

16. Yes. Please leave this creature alone!

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