Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Daily Reminder - The Horror Is Real

 

Discovery Channel’s "Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real," premieres on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8/7c.

Japan's National Science Museum succeeded in filming the deep-sea creature in its natural habitat for the first time, working with Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the US Discovery Channel.

The massive invertebrate is the stuff of legend, with sightings of a huge ocean-dwelling beast reported by sailors for centuries.

The creature is thought to be the genesis of the Nordic legend of Kraken, a sea monster believed to have attacked ships in waters off Scandinavia over the last millennium.

Modern-day scientists on their own Moby Dick-style search used a submersible to get them into the dark and cold depths of the northern Pacific Ocean, where at around 630 meters they managed to film a three-meter specimen.




 

5 comments:

Jaime Hood said...

Am I missing something? 3 meters doesn't seem that big to me... We still have to kill this thing with fire, don't get me wrong...but only 3 meters?

Dr. Theda said...

Great images Kal... Second pic is Cool

Kal said...

I had that same thought Jaime. I could kill one of those babies with my pinkie. Show me something really impressive if you truly want to call it a monster.

DrGoat said...

Good thing they don't fly. I'm also glad that scorpions don't fly either.

Kal said...

Don't you dare put that thought into my head. Flying scorpion squids...the mind boggles.