First to photograph a giant squid underwater

Last updated: February 10, 2019 at 19:00 pm

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.

National Museum of Nature and Science

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