In case you were wondering, we haven’t started a serialization of a Herman Melville novel – this the actual first-time-ever footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat captured by a team of researchers and broadcasters in the Pacific Ocean.
Yesterday we wrote about the team from Japan’s National Science Museum, the U.S. Discovery Channel and Japanese public broadcaster NHK managing to capture some incredibly rare footage of a mysterious giant squid, 9 miles east of Chica Island.
The short video shows the huge mythical mollusc attacking the submarine that researchers spent more than 400 hours in trying to locate the deep sea creature!
Researcher Tsunemi Kubodera, an expert on giant squids said that they lived 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.”
Awww the lonesome underwater existence of a massive misunderstood mollusc (I can see the Disney movie in my mind’s eye already)!