For centuries, all we've known about giant squid is what we could learn about them from examining the occasional beached giant calamari. Now, for the first time, scientists have captured film of a living giant squid doing its thing in the inky depths. The photos are incredible and delicious-looking.
The animal–which measures roughly 25 feet (8 meters) long–was photographed 2,950 feet (900 meters) beneath the North Pacific Ocean. Japanese scientists attracted the squid toward cameras attached to a baited fishing line.Link (Thanks, David!)
The scientists say they snapped more than 500 images of the massive cephalopod before it broke free after snagging itself on a hook. They also recovered one of the giant squid's two longest tentacles, which severed during its struggle.