The Kraken wakes: first images of giant squid filmed in deep ocean

by Rebecca on January 10, 2013

in Animals in the News

A giant squid is seen in this still image taken from video captured from a submersible by a Japanese-led team of scientists near Ogasawara islands taken in July 2012, in this handout picture released by NHK-NEP-Discovery Channel in Tokyo January 7, 2013. The scientists have captured on film the world's first live images of a giant squid, journeying to the depths of the ocean in search of the mysterious creature thought to have inspired the myth of the 'kraken', a tentacled monster. Picture released on January 7. REUTERS-NHK-NEP-Discovery Channel-Handout

By Ruairidh Villar

(Reuters) – A Japanese-led team of scientists has captured on film the world’s first live images of a giant squid, journeying to the depths of the ocean in search of the mysterious creature thought to have inspired the myth of the “kraken”, a tentacled monster.

Read more at: Reuters.com


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