In the dark waters 750 meters beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a dark, wavy hand emerges from the darkness.
Suddenly, it separates, and what was once a lonely, curious appendage is now squirming. a bouquet of tentacles, while finally, out of darkness and attacks, a giant squid of an honest God blooms.
And then, no matter how sudden it appears, the beast disappears back into the depths.
For the first time, a live giant squid was filmed in American waters. The video was filmed by a team of expedition researchers funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who studied the impact of lightning on deep-sea creatures living in the midnight area 3,280 feet below the surface. To bring the world's historical image, the crew of 23 people had to use a specialized probe, be lucky enough to attract an elusive squid into the camera, and then find it in hours and hours of video. And then the downloaded video had to survive the sudden lightning strike at the metal research ship that threatened the scientists' computers, among other things, the water spout that suddenly formed from the harbor bow.
Edith Withering, one of the expedition leaders described the test as "one of the most amazing days in the sea I've ever had". , founder of the Association for the Study and Conservation of the Ocean, told about the dramatic events surrounding the latest discovery.
Scientists have used a specialized camera developed by Wieder called Medusa, which uses red light that can not be found for deep-sea creatures and has allowed scientists to discover new species and observe other elusive ones. The probe is equipped with a fake jellyfish that mimics the invertebrate bioluminescent protective mechanism that can signal to the larger predators that feeding may be nearby, attract squid and other animals into the chamber.
At the end of the two-week expedition, 1