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The Kraken. Found. Real.

Author: Maduro Dive Staff


Well, sort of.

Photo Courtesy of the Discovery Channel

If you’re anything like us you probably caught the “Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real” special on the Discovery Channel Sunday night. We were SO thrilled and amazed that such a creature was found and we were filled with emotion  knowing that there’s still so much to discover under the sea.

So, incase you missed it or want a little recap of the special – we’ve got all you need right here.

The Expedition 

About 40 days to capture footage of the giant squid which included over 285 hours in depths of up to 3,000 feet.

The crew would dive for some hours and see nothing only to rise from the depths discouraged and on top of that, expectations were low.

Photo Courtesy of the Discovery Channel

The Find 

Hopes of finding a giant squid have been kept alive with remains of carcasses floating ashore, bits and pieces of squid in fishing nets and of course – folklore, tall tales of monstrous beasts the size of islands.

This however, is the first giant squid video ever captured of the animal in its natural habitat. Beautifully floating through the depths and feeling around the equipment and cameras.

Want more? We know you do.

Click here for everything giant squid on the Discovery Channel.

Now, anyone wanna help us fund the mermaid expedition?

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