Calamari Safari

By Edith Widder

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Capturing the first video of a giant squid in the deep-sea was the thrill of a lifetime. How I came to do so, working 600 miles south of Tokyo on a luxury yacht owned by a billionaire hedge fund manager, on an expedition funded by television, using a camera system created on a shoestring budget, was a convoluted tale shaped in large part by our national research priorities.

Exploring the ocean has always been a challenge. The sea is a harsh and forbidding place that swallows ships, sailors and tools for exploration with impunity. Most of what we know about life …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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