There’s not many tall tales bigger than the giant squid. Maritime legends of enormous beasts large enough to drag boats and any foolhardy souls stupid enough to tangle them down to the depths of the oceans. For many years it was thought that the giant squid was nothing more than a legend.
But all around the world reports would come in of sightings and even very rarely massive specimens would wash up. Baffling locals and exciting scientists. But there was never one caught on film.
Humankind has been looking for the giant squid (Architeuthis) since we first started taking pictures underwater.
Enter Edith Widder a biologist with just one mission. To hunt and film these elusive creatures. And in 2012 she was the first person to ever film one of these incredible animals. In this talk she tells us what it takes to achieve this amazing feat. From the technology to the good old hard work this shows us what can be done with a bit of determination.
Also published on Medium.