Video: Giant Squid

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life

Earlier this month, a Japanese-led team of scientists released the first footage of the elusive giant squid.

To learn more about giant squid, check out this great slideshow that Discovery recently put together with images and information about giant squid.

Here’s a video explaining a little more about giant squid:

Also, check out the video clip we included in the Weekly Roundup–it is short but worth watching!

A dramatization of an encounter between a giant squid and a sperm whale on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York City, USA.

A dramatization of an encounter between a giant squid and a sperm whale on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York City, USA. Photo credit: Emily Tripp.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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  1. Jake says:

    This is incredible! I’ve always been fascinated by the giant squid. The fact that they finally caught one swimming on film is groundbreaking!!

  2. Emily says:

    Thanks for your comment, Jake. Hopefully we will learn a lot more about the giant squid this year. Enjoy the videos!

  3. Cathy says:

    Great strides to finally have captured a glimpse. I was wondering if there was an opportunity or plans to tag and track this elusive animal?

  4. Emily says:

    Cathy,
    They captured the footage of the giant squid from a manned submersible so they didn’t make any effort to tag it. I haven’t heard of any plans to continue to track it, but I will definitely post updates as soon as they become available.

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