Rare Footage Of The World's Largest Tentacled Creature

The giant squid has been the subject of much intrigue in the oceanography community for quite some time. Famously elusive creatures, the first footage of a giant squid was taken in 2012 by a team of scientists off the coast of Japan. What we have here is a creature of a slightly different sort, easily mistaken for a giant squid: the colossal squid, which was first spotted in 2007. This footage was captured by the crew of a Russian ship in 2013, and is starting to generate a decent amount of buzz on the Internet.

The major difference between the giant squid and colossal squid can be found on their tentacles - the giant squid has pads along its tentacles, while the colossal squid has rotating hooked claws. In addition to this difference, the colossal squid is slightly shorter than the giant squid. A colossal squid, however, typically has a larger body and often weighs more than the giant squid.

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+7 1. thundersnow commented 9 years ago

Experience of a lifetime to see this kind of sea creature. Thx for the post joeman!
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+14 2. badasspuppy commented 9 years ago

Hey, that's Cthulhu!
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+5 3. cameramaster commented 9 years ago

Given the choice I'd take my chances with a shark rather than that !
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+9 4. Geekster (admin) commented 9 years ago

Deep seas are a big mystery :)
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+7 5. stonedecroze commented 9 years ago

Holy calamari Batman.
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+3 6. Judge-Jake commented 9 years ago

My goodness that's Colossal :(|)
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+2 7. sux2bu commented 9 years ago

This is what a large squid did to a large Marlin that was caught on rod and reel from a charter boat.......
Huge bites inflicted by the squid's beak.

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+2 8. AmazingNixxo commented 9 years ago

A baby Reaper!
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+1 9. buckleg08 commented 2 years ago

deep encounter...:O
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+1 10. Judge-Jake commented 2 years ago

I sure wouldn't want to meet one in a dark alley >:)
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0 11. thundersnow commented 2 years ago

#10 Or under the bed. :|