Giant Squid Recorded

Here’s a shoutout to the R/V Point Sur and her crew, which I occassionally have the pleasure of working with. Their ROV just captured video of a giant squid at depth, only the second such time this animal has ever been recorded and the first time in American waters…

Then lightning blew their mast off :smile:


Great video. It’s hard to tell how big it is withour knowing the size of the lure or any other reference point. Any guess from those who shot the video?

The ROV is the Ocean Explorer from Oceaneering, its manipulator takes up about the same amount of screen as the LED lure and it’s maybe 6-7 inches across, if I remember correctly. But don’t hold me to that.