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1. Live Giant Squid Photographed—A First

This image, captured by Japanese scientists in September 2004 and released a year later, marks the first ever record of a live giant squid in the wild (find out how they did it). The mysterious deep-sea creature has inspired countless sea monster tales and a variety of scientific expeditions.

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Originally published September 2005

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—Photograph courtesy T. Kubodera and K. Mori
 
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