Friday, October 4, 2013
Truly amazing footage of giant squid in natural habitat
We were lucky enough to catch this documentary on Animal Planet. Noone had ever seen a live giant squid "with their own eyes". Dr. Kubodera and his team went into a submersible into the deep, dragging along bait. They filmed him for some time. With eyes as large as dinner plates, and using water for propulsion, he or she is an amazing creature - far more beautiful as a living creature. But no one expected their rippling skin to shine like gold.
If you don't have the opportunity to watch Legends of the Deep: the Giant Squid in its entirety (it helps to have this experience presented in context), you can catch the highlights on this Youtube clip, above.