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<div class="quote-block">Researchers catch giant squid<br><br>
POSTED: 9:58 a.m. EST, December 22, 2006<br><br><br><br>
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Team films live giant squid for first time<br><br>
Researchers say species not endangered<br><br>
Longest giant squid on record is 60 feet<br><br>
Whales, large sharks feed on giant squid<br><br><br><br>
TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live -- possibly for the first time -- and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday.<br><br><br><br>
The research team, led by Tsunemi Kubodera, videotaped the giant squid at the surface as they captured it off the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo earlier this month. The squid, which measured about 24-feet long, died while it was being caught.</div>
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The rest, as well as a link to view the video: <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/12/22/giant.squid.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science....ap/index.html</a>
 

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yayay!!!<br><br><br><br>
sorry the squid died, but it's cool that they finally got video footage!!
 

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Why can't we just leave the animals alone? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">
 

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if we know more about the ecosystems in the deep sea, we can do more to preserve them.
 

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Poor squid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
I've always wondered why they don't just attach video cameras to the backs of sperm whales to get some good footage of giant squid (giant squid are a main prey of sperm whales). I was watching a show where they attached locators to the backs of sperm whales with a suction cup so they could track their movements. The suction eventually gave out and fell off, not harming the whales. Why couldn't they do the same with a video camera? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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Poor squid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
I've always wondered why they don't just attach video cameras to the backs of sperm whales to get some good footage of giant squid (giant squid are a main prey of sperm whales). I was watching a show where they attached locators to the backs of sperm whales with a suction cup so they could track their movements. The suction eventually gave out and fell off, not harming the whales. Why couldn't they do the same with a video camera? Then they wouldn't have to drag these creatures up on a hook. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>psala</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
is it just me or did the squid in the video look a lot less than 24 feet long?</div>
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The length of a squid is not just a measurement of the body, but of the length including the tentacles (which are even longer than the arms). <a href="http://www.arthropod.net/replicas/sealife/images/lrs13-sd.gif" target="_blank">This image</a> shows the tentacles.
 
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