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January 5, 2007
Friday Squid Blogging: Photographing the Giant Squid
Another will try:
Marine biologist Peter Batson says he plans to try photographing giant squid at a depth of 3000m off the coast of New Zealand.
Mr Batson, who runs a New Zealand company, Explore The Abyss Ltd, with his father, told the Courier-Mail newspaper in Brisbane that he will use a remote-controlled camera to snap the squid.
Posted on January 5, 2007 at 3:13 PM
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We watched a special on the Science channel last night about a Japanese researcher who managed to take still photos of a giant squid back in 2004. I remember hearing of it at the time, but this is the first time I'd seen the pictures.
The most interesting bits (to me) were left half-said: they might not have gotten any pictures at all if the giant hadn't gotten a tentacle caught on the bait hook, and eventually the animal freed itself by cutting off said tentacle (which happened off-camera, so we don't know if it bit it off or pulled out its Leatherman tool). No dummy, that squid. Well, except for the "getting caught in the first place" part.
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