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Giant Squid in the North Pacific

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In this photo released by Tsunemi Kubodera, a researcher with Japan's National Science Museum, a giant squid attacking a bait squid is pulled up by his research team off the Ogasawara Islands, south of Tokyo, on December 4, 2006. The research team, led by Kubodera, succeeded in filming the giant squid live, possibly for the first time, at the surface as they captured it off the remote island of Chichijima, which is about 600 miles (960 kilometers) southeast of Tokyo. About 24 feet (seven meters) long, the squid died in the process of being caught. The photo was made out of the video they filmed.
Photograph courtesy Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Science Museum of Japan/AP


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