This video image, taken from footage by NHK and Discovery Channel in July, 2012 and released on January 7, 2013 shows a giant squid, up to eight metres (26 feet) long, holding a bait squid in its arms against the backdrop of dark oceanic depths at a depth of 630 meters (2,067 feet) in the sea near Ogasawara islands, 1,000km south of Tokyo. Scientists and broadcasters said on January 7 they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid up to eight metres (26 feet) long that roams the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Japan’s National Science Museum succeeded in filming the deep-sea creature in its natural habitat for the first time, working with Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the US Discovery Channel. AFP PHOTO / NHK / NEP / DISCOVERY CHANNEL —EDITORS NOTE—HANDOUT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / NHK / NEP / DISCOVERY CHANNEL” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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