In the first footage of its kind, researchers captured video of a giant squid stalking an electronic decoy jellyfish (E-Jelly) before striking with lightning-quick speed.
“It comes right in, shoots its arms out, [and] wraps its arms around the E-Jelly,” says Nathan Robinson at the Oceanographic Foundation in Valencia, Spain.
Giant squid (Architeuthis dux) patrol the waters in search of prey such as jellyfish deep in the so-called twilight zone, and they are famously elusive. The E-Jelly is part of an elaborate device designed specifically to capture footage of them.
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