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Rare video of giant squid reveals it stalks jellyfish in deep water

In the first footage of its kind, researchers have filmed a giant squid stalking an electronic decoy jellyfish (E-Jelly) before striking it with lightning-quick speed. The video suggests that giant squid survive deep under the surface by being efficient hunters rather than waiting in ambush for opportunities to pass them.

“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.

It appears that giant squid (Architeuthis dux) patrol the waters in search of prey, deep in the so-called twilight zone. They are also famously …

Article amended on 12 May 2021

We corrected the maximum length of giant squid