After filming giant squids, scientists ponder what else lurks deep within the oceans

After filming giant squids, scientists ponder what else lurks deep within the oceans

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For centuries, sailors spoke about a tentacled monster called “the Kraken” that lurked in the oceans. 

“There were tales of them pulling ships and men to their death, which may have been partially true, although sailors tell tales,” Edith Widder, a marine biologist, said in an interview.

The Kraken, however, might exist — in the form of the elusive giant squid.

Six years ago, Widder and team of scientists captured the first-ever video footage of the giant squid — which she said can grow to be the length of a four-story building — by attracting the mysterious creature to an electronic flashing lure, which mimicked the glow of a jellyfish.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | After filming giant squids, scientists ponder what else lurks deep within the oceans

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