Thursday, September 29, 2005

live giant squid finally caught on film

My brother sent me the happy news: Japanese scientists using remote-controlled cameras were able to take pictures of something never before seen: a live, healthy giant squid. The shots of the squid show it using its enormous tentacles to grab the bait that rode on a line alongside the camera. The squid ended up losing a tentacle in the process. Scientists were startled to discover just how nimble and aggressive the mollusc was, the new data undermining old preconceptions of the giant squid as sluggish and ponderous. The squid caught on film is a mere 26 feet long. My only question is how good it tastes. I expect the Japanese to give us the answer to that question pretty soon as well.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now if only they could do the same for Bigfoot.