This extraordinary image, captured by Japanese scientists, marks the first-ever record of a live giant squid in the wild. The mysterious deep-sea creature has inspired countless sea monster tales and a variety of scientific expeditions.
The giant squid was photographed 2,950 feet (900 meters) beneath the North Pacific Ocean in Japanese waters, where scientists attracted it toward cameras on a baited fishing line.
Many giant squid have washed up on beaches or have been found dead or dying in fishing nets. This specimen was found in New Zealand in 1996.
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Posted by jai on Monday, May 14, 2007