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First Photos Taken of a Live Giant Squid
News story originally written on October 12, 2005
For the first time ever a living giant squid has been photographed! Scientists took pictures of the squid deep below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
Giant squid are very large! The giant squid that was photographed was about as long as a school bus.
Giant squid live by themselves in the deep ocean, far away from land. They are related of smaller squid and octopus. All squid, even the small ones, hunt to find food, but only giant squid can hunt animals as large as whales!
The scientists took more than 500 pictures of the squid. Take a look at some of them by clicking here.
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