Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Living Monsters: Giant Squid Caught on Video
It would seem that our squid overlords are trying to communicate with us surface dwellers. Why else would they send an emissary to great a deep seas submarine?
Let us take a look at the news!
Straight from Reddit and 9 News World.
Japan's National Science Museum succeeded in filming the deep-sea creature at a depth of more than half a kilometre after teaming up with Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the US Discovery Channel.
The massive invertebrate is the stuff of legend, with sightings of a huge ocean-dwelling beast reported by sailors for centuries.
The creature is thought to be the genesis of the Nordic legend of Kraken, a sea monster believed to have attacked ships in waters off Scandinavia over the last millennium.
Modern-day scientists on their own Moby Dick-style search used a submersible to descend to the dark and cold depths of the northern Pacific Ocean, where at around 630m they managed to film a 3m specimen.
After around 100 missions, during which they spent 400 hours in the cramped submarine, the three-man crew tracked the creature from a spot some 15km east of Chichi island in the north Pacific.
The article continues on with the scientists shooting loads of glee on how "beautiful" and "shiny" the tentacled dream of hentai was. The Discovery Channel is going to air the footage later this month. Let us hope they do not fill the entire special with 20 min of commercials, 20 minutes of recycling stock footage, 15 minutes of different people saying the same thing only to show about ten seconds of squid footage .
So bone up on everything squid-like here because I am sure when they do show the footage, its going to blow our collective minds.
"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn."
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