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Re: Giant Squid Filmed Alive!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 08:29:30 PM »
It was only a matter of time I suppose. :o

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/08/16413041-captured-deep-beneath-the-waves-10-foot-squid-filmed-in-natural-habitat?lite

Wonderful. I look forward to seeing the footage. I wonder what happened to the two long arms?

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Re: Giant Squid Filmed Alive!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 12:07:11 AM »
Looks very promising. :) Although, it's not the first time Architeuthis has been filmed alive - a few years back one was attracted by bait and then filmed:
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/272/1581/2583.full.pdf
BTW: Kubodera has been involved in both observations. And the one previously documented lost a tentacle during observation while trying to free itself from the bait.

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Re: Giant Squid Filmed Alive!
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 01:03:18 AM »
Looks very promising. :) Although, it's not the first time Architeuthis has been filmed alive - a few years back one was attracted by bait and then filmed:
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/272/1581/2583.full.pdf
BTW: Kubodera has been involved in both observations. And the one previously documented lost a tentacle during observation while trying to free itself from the bait.

Ah, I remember watching a program about that.  I was under the impression though that this new find is actual video, while Kubodera's first finding was a series of photographs.  Either way, Kubodera is one lucky scientist! :))

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Re: Giant Squid Filmed Alive!
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 07:53:35 AM »
Yes, it wasn't a true video sequence but photographs were taken every 30 seconds over a period of several hours. Oh, but apparently Kubodera has filmed another one in 2006, too. :o

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Re: Giant Squid Filmed Alive!
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 09:36:54 AM »
Yesterday I have seen the images of the young Architeutis. I am loooking forward to see the video  ^-^.
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Re: Giant Squid Filmed Alive!
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 06:31:20 AM »
That is stunning... No words can described how stunning that is. They are really gorgeous creatures...
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Re: Giant Squid Filmed Alive!
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 10:55:27 AM »
That is stunning... No words can described how stunning that is. They are really gorgeous creatures...

Yes, I think the same  ^-^.
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Re: Giant Squid Filmed Alive!
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 03:10:48 AM »
Just finished watching the giant squid documentary. No words. Stunning, absolutely gorgeous. Now we need to film the colossal squid.
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Re: Giant Squid Filmed Alive!
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 08:10:38 AM »
Just finished watching the giant squid documentary. No words. Stunning, absolutely gorgeous. Now we need to film the colossal squid.

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Re: Giant Squid Filmed Alive!
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 07:07:20 PM »
I watched the program last night!  Truely incredible footage!  When I saw the release photos a few weeks ago, I thought it was caught on a hook just like the ones that had been photographed in the past, but this was a free swimming animal! :o

Also, anyone else notice that they were using a MBA Giant Squid as a prop. ;)
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