Captured Deep Beneath the Waves: 10-foot Squid Filmed in Natural Habitat

Posted: January 8, 2013

By: Arata Yamamoto and Peter Jeary [NBC News]

The world's first moving images of a giant squid living in its natural habitat have been captured by a team of scientists led by a Japanese zoologist more than half a mile below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

The ghostly pictures of the 10-foot-long giant squid were recorded from a state-of–the-art submersible carrying a three-person team of zoologist Tsunemi Kubodera, a camera operator and the submersible’s pilot, who made around 100 dives during an expedition in summer 2012.

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