Images of a giant squid thought to have inspired myths of underseas monsters have emerged for the first time since the squid was caught on camera by a team of Japanese-led scientists in July of 2012.
To capture the elusive creature , scientists used two deep sea submersibles with panoramic views, ultra-sensitive camera systems with light invisible to squid, bio luminescent lures and "secret squid attractants".
Footage of the giant squid appear in a special episode of "Curiosity" on the Discovery Channel on January 27.
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[Images: European Pressphoto Agency]