Damn Nature You Scary of the Day: Giant Squid Caught on Tape
After spending 400 hours over the course of 100 missions, Japan’s NHK TV crew has managed to film the mysterious sea creature for the first time ever. The squid was spotted last summer in the Pacific Ocean—at a depth of 630 meters about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo—during a joint expedition by the Japanese public broadcaster, Discovery Channel and the National Museum of Nature and Science. The footage will premiere in the upcoming Discovery Channel special documentary that will air on January 27.
“It is the first-known predominantly vegetarian spider; all of the other known 40,000 spider species are thought to be mainly carnivorous. Bagheera kiplingi, which is found in Central America and Mexico, bucks the meat-eating trend by feasting on acacia plants. ” -BBC
(…”We think it may have come to the surface because it was sick, or else it was weakened because it was in shallow waters,” a park official told the Reuters news service. But the truth may never be known, since the “living fossil” died hours after it was caught.”
Yeah let’s say we think it was probably already sick or weakened so people don’t think that the reason why this prehistoric, one of a kind animal died because it was completely destressed by being kidnapped from the sea and put into captivity.)