Giant Squid Captured on Video for First Time Ever
December 13, 2012

The giant squid is a myth in many peoples minds, a character of folklore and science fiction like the Big Foot, or the Loch Ness Monster.

However, new footage has emerged proving the existence of this creature, and there will actually be a full length presentation on the discovery channel about it in 2013.

According to the Discovery Channel’s promotions:

“The giant squid has been captured on video in its natural habitat for the first time ever.

This long-sought after footage — considered by many to be the Holy Grail of natural history filmmaking — will be revealed by Discovery Channel and NHK in January 2013.

With razor-toothed suckers and eyes the size of dinner plates, tales of this creature have been around since ancient times.

The Norse legend of the sea monster the Kraken, and the Scylla from Greek mythology, might have derived from the elusive giant squid.  This massive predator has always been shrouded in secrecy, and every attempt to capture a live giant squid on camera in its natural habitat has failed. Until now.

Mankind finally confronts the greatest mystery of the deep as the first-ever footage of a live giant squid in its natural habitat is revealed in Discovery Channel’s Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real, which premieres on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 10/9c as the season finale of Curiosity.

NHK will air their special on the first-ever footage of the giant squid in early January 2013.”

Eileen O’Neill, Group President of Discovery and TLC Networks said that:

“When Discovery does natural history it sets the bar high, and this ground breaking project features the very first-ever footage of a live giant squid in its natural habitat.

Our crew came face-to-face with the giant squid, and it’s the ideal season finale for our Curiosity series that stirs the imagination of our audience, bravely asking questions and fearlessly seeking answers. This latest production, four years in the making, is a world-first achievement for television, and I’m excited to share it,”

While it is true that humans have explored most of what there is to see on the lands surface, there is still an incredible frontier in the sea, and there is no telling what is out there beyond our reach.

The show will air on January 27th, 2012