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Researchers Reveal Their Technique For Catching Videos Of Elusive Giant Squid

Researchers Reveal Their Technique For Catching Videos Of Elusive Giant Squid

Wildlife photography is a notoriously complex art form that requires patience, stamina and ruthless time. A recent Twitter thread highlighted the dangers of field life, such as the BBC’s A Perfect Planet, which sent camera operators to some of the world’s most endangered habitats.

Things get tougher as you go underwater, although the recent spike in recreational blackwater diving has allowed marine scientists to keep an eye on the living artifacts that some sea-dwelling larvae form. The stories of the “Kraken” story began after the first Norse mythology began to spread.

There is no doubt about a benthic celebrity – but the historian who filmed a giant squid video has historically proven that for many talented underwater camera operators (they are already dead or have not stolen fish) historian Dr. Edith Widder came to the scene.

Dr. Widder of the Ocean Research and Conservation Association actually achieved A. dux in film at several events, and in a new study published in the journal Science Direct, he and his team unveiled the secret to their success.

Not to hate glory (as if just knowing how to film a giant squid prevented us from doing it), all they say is open access and includes some jaw-dropping footage of a deep-sea squid species surrounded by zooming species in the dark. At about 13 meters (43 feet) in length, the giant squid is one of the largest invertebrates found anywhere on Earth (which we know) unfortunately its huge size does not make it easy to identify it if their preferred depth is 400 meters (1,312 feet) It is more than that.

Their huge eyes (about the size of a dinner plate, the largest of all creatures) come here and enable them to see in near-pitch-black water. This means that vehicles and submarines driven from distant places could believe they were jumping on these unannounced creatures, their giant googlies they probably saw coming a mile away. To overcome this, Widder and colleagues created a design that typically uses underwater-red lights, usually bright white lights engaged in underwater investigations. The squid’s huge eyes are unable to see this light, greatly improving the operator’s chances of getting a closer look.

Add a lure to it (e-jelly) Outside of the aquatic field, the technology proved effective in obtaining video footage of multiple edges of the deep-sea squid species, including Promachoteuthis sloani and Pholidoteuthis adami, both seen in the video above.