Giant Squid finally caught off the coast of Japan

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Giant Squid finally caught off the coast of Japan

Researchers finally caught a giant squid off the Japanese coast. I can imagine the joy Japanese fishers will experience knowing now that there is another species of fish (?) that can be pillaged to extinction just off their coast.

TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live -- possibly for the first time -- and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday.

The research team, led by Tsunemi Kubodera, videotaped the giant squid at the surface as they captured it off the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo earlier this month. The squid, which measured about 24-feet long, died while it was being caught.

"We believe this is the first time anyone has successfully filmed a giant squid that was alive," said Kubodera, a researcher with Japan's National Science Museum. "Now that we know where to find them, we think we can be more successful at studying them in the future.

CNN

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By netchicken: posted on 23-12-2006

The squid, which measured about seven meters long, died while it was being caught. (No kidding..... don't you love humanity, find a rare beautiful being and the first thing to do is kill it.)

Video of Giant squid

BTW according to the video its a giant BABY squid.

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By netchicken: posted on 23-12-2006








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