Scientists have finally captured footage of a living giant squid! I’ve been waiting for this for years. For those of you not familiar with the significance of this discovery, while we have known of giant squids as well as seeing the wounds from their attacks on whales and have occasionally discovered dead ones that have drifted to shore, up until this point no one had succeeded in seeing one live.
I remember once doing a little bit of temp work helping out an archaeological contractor that my friend Quentin was working for, and after a long day he and I were sitting in our motel room watching a Discovery channel special on the search for the giant squid. We watched it with the fascination that only physical exhaustion can give you and were very disappointed that at the end of an hour there was still no success.