First Live Giant Squid Photographed

Giant Squid on the Line
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The photo sequence, taken off Japan's Ogasawara Islands last September, shows the moment that one of the squid's two elongated tentacles broke off the animal (top image). The severed body part is reeled onto the research vessel in the lower photograph. The researchers captured more than 500 photographs of the giant squid before its tentacle broke off and it swam away.

Holy Squid! First Glimpse of Living Deep-Sea Giant
—Photographs courtesy T. Kubodera and K. Mori
 
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