First to photograph a giant squid underwater

By | 2017-09-04T01:10:04+00:00 April 9, 2017|Records, Underwater Imaging|

First to photograph a giant squid underwater

Last updated: September 4, 2017 at 1:10 am

2005 – Japanese researchers led by Dr. Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Museum of Nature and Science produced the first images ever recorded of a live giant squid in its natural habitat at a depth of 900 m (3,000 ft). Caught by hook and line off the island of Chichijima, the eight-metre (26 ft) giant squid struggled for more than four hours until it freed itself and escaped back into the deep minus a six-metre (20 ft) tentacle.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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