(iWIDK By Alex Dorian) – Scientists recently made oceanographic history.
Japan’s National Science Museum, with the assistance of Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the Discovery Channel, captured footage of a 26ft long giant squid for the first time in July, 2012, off of the coast of Chichi island.
According to The Telegraph, the historical moment was made aboard a submarine, in which the Japanese scientist dove to depths of approximately 2,950 ft – an oceanic depth where there is almost no oxygen.
The scientists noted that the silver-colored marvel was missing a few tentacles and speculated how the creature could have sustained such an injury, but found no conclusion.
Who knows what else could be lurking in the blackest depths of the Pacific?