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A live giant squid caught on tape in its natural habit for the first time ever

Tsunemi Kubodera, a Japanese Museum of Nature and Science Zoologist led the expedition near Chichi Island. He descended over 600 meters in the human piloted sub with cameras and a camera man to film. Using a one-meter squid as bait, the team had to use near infra-red light, which was invisible to both human and cephalopod eyes. They ended up descending to almost one kilometer when they were done filming.

“I’ve seen a lot of giant squid specimens in my time, but mainly those hauled out of the ocean. This was the first time for me to see with my own eyes a giant squid swimming, it was stunning, I couldn’t have dreamt that it would be so beautiful. It was such a wonderful creature.”

When Kubodera was asked about his impression of the beast he responded, “A giant squid essentially lives a solitary existence, swimming about all alone in the deep sea. It doesn’t live in a group, so when I saw it, well, it looked to me like it was rather lonely.”

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