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Stalking a Giant Squid

In All Things Considered, NPR, Science, Technology, Travel on January 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Scientist Edie Widder on All Things Considered discusses her amazing video footage (first-ever) of the giant squid and her technique to capturing the elusive sea creature in action. Discovery Channel will be airing a documentary in late January.

Courtesy of Edie Widder/Discovery Channel

Courtesy of Edie Widder/Discovery Channel

“The reason we know giant squids exist is that they happen to float when they die. But we really [have] only explored 5 percent of the ocean, and I think we’ve explored that in the wrong way. I think we’ve scared a lot of animals away. So what about the stuff that doesn’t float when it dies?”

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