squidA pair of Japanese scientists have, for the first time, photographed a live giant squid in the wild, one of the most mysterious creatures of the deep-sea.

The Japanese scientists led by Tsunemi Kubodera, from the National Science Museum in Tokyo, tracked the 25-foot long Architeuthis as it attacked prey nearly 3,000 feet deep off the coast of Japan’s Bonin islands.

‘We believe this is the first time a grown giant squid has been captured on camera in its natural habitat,’ said Kyoichi Mori, a marine researcher who co-authored a piece on the finding in the Royal Society Journal, a leading British biological publication.

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