NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel

NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel

Last night, the Discovery Channel aired its highly-anticipated special on the expedition that, for the first time ever, captured footage of the famed – and feared – Giant Squid in its natural habitat.

The squid was first discovered in July 2012 by a team of scientists near the Ogasawara islands in Japan during an expedition funded by the Discovery Channel and NHK.

In this video, Director/Producer Leslie Scherwin recalls the moment of discovery:

More footage from the special, titled Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real, can be found HERE.

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