Giant Squid Filmed in Natural Habitat for the First Time

If you haven’t heard, Japanese researchers filmed a live giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time, and on Sunday, January 26, 2013, we’ll finally be able to see it. This is truly exciting. For decades, I had been hoping to see footage like this, and now, I will! I have my problems with the Discovery Channel and their obsession with reality TV–just like, practically, every other network–but this is one of those rare instances, where the Discovery Channel has a show worth watching! I hope you watch it, too!

Oh, and after decades of failed attempts to film this giant, elusive predator, you might be wondering how these researchers managed to pull through. Well, they used lights that imitated distressed bioluminescent jellyfish, which quickly drew the hungry (and aggressive) predators to the submersible…and the camera.

Reminds me of a certain scene from a certain film:

Yes, I know, it’s a little…er…inaccurate, but the film’s a classic.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s