Scientists spotted a rare giant squid swimming off the coast of Louisiana

Chase Purdy
Scientists spotted a rare giant squid swimming off the coast of Louisiana

Capturing a giant squid on camera is rare. The first photos of the cephalopod were taken by Japanese scientists in 2004, and the first video eight years later, also near Japan. Now, for the first time, scientists say they’ve seen a giant squid in the Gulf of Mexico, about 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana.