Giant Squid Caught Live, Video, Photos

Posted on August 24th, 2013 by Mike

You have probably heard by now about the first live giant squid ever to be caught on film. It is true, the giant squid has been video taped live off the Ogaswara Island off Japan

The giant live giant squid was photographed by Japanese scientists in the wild for the first time, ending an age-old quest to document one of the most mysterious organisms in the sea.

“Contrary to belief that the giant squid is relatively inactive, the squid we captured on film actively used its enormous tentacles to go after prey,” Mori said.

“It went after some bait that we had on the end of the camera and became stuck, and left behind a tentacle” about six yards long, Mori said.

Kubodersa said the live giant squids tentacle would not grow back, but the squid was not in danger and would be able to live normally.

It’s the holy grail of deep sea animals,” he said. “It’s one that we have never seen alive, and now someone has video of one.”