The Kraken Unveiled! Discovery Channel Aires Footage of Giant Squid [VIDEO]

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.