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Here's Part of the First-Ever Video Shot of a Giant Squid: VIDEO


On Monday I posted still images from a video shot off the coast of Japan to be premiered later this month on the Discovery Channel featuring the first footage ever taken of a giant squid in its natural habitat.

Now, ABC News provides a glimpse of it.

Release the kraken, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. thanks. i just shat myself.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 9, 2013 3:00:38 PM

  2. Lord have mercy am I ever glad I don't eat seafood because that giant calamari looks like it would have me for dinner anyway before I even got the fork in it.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jan 9, 2013 3:20:07 PM

    @ Littlekiwi
    you mean you inked yourself?

    Posted by: Erstegeiger | Jan 9, 2013 3:21:16 PM

  4. you made me ink!

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 9, 2013 3:23:56 PM

  5. You could shat your mouth though.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jan 9, 2013 3:26:17 PM

  6. how long before lady caca tries this look?

    Posted by: don't a tell la | Jan 9, 2013 3:38:26 PM

  7. It looks like Grace Jones.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jan 9, 2013 3:48:39 PM

  8. if its huge like almost the size of a bus long - I wonder how big its eye is? Like a Basketball?

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jan 9, 2013 3:58:02 PM

  9. They say about the size of a dinner plate, which is close to a basketball's diameter.

    Posted by: luminum | Jan 9, 2013 4:07:53 PM

  10. Nice to seem them before they go extinct due to sea contamination and depletion.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Jan 9, 2013 5:29:36 PM

  11. Sorry folks, but without a comparison to judge the size of the squid shown in the clip, it's impossible to tell how large the creature itself is. All you know is what the narrator says about how large they _can_ get; he says nothing about the size of the imaged animal.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Jan 10, 2013 7:45:01 AM

  12. Hey Chuck, it is so big, you could use the rings for a hula hoop!!

    Posted by: billmiller | Jan 10, 2013 7:39:18 PM

  13. Japanese Film Crew? Probably just a whaling company looking for the perfect bait.

    Posted by: Inor | Jan 14, 2013 9:20:55 PM

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