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Discovery Channel and NHK have joined forces to undertake the most ambitious search ever mounted to find theĀ greatest mystery of the deep, the giant squid. With razor-toothed suckers and eyes the size of dinner plates, talesĀ of the creature have been around since ancient times.
The Norse legend of the sea monster the Kraken and the ScyllaĀ from Greek mythology might have derived from the giant squid. This massive predator has always been shrouded inĀ secrecy, and every attempt to capture a live giant squid on camera in its natural habitat, considered by many to beĀ the Holy Grail of natural history filmmaking, has failed. Until now.
Mankind finally confronts the creature of theĀ deep as the first ever footage of the giant squid where it lives is revealed in Discovery Channel’s “Monster Squid: The Giant is Real” which premieres on January 27, 2013 at 8 PM ET/PT as the season finale of “Curiosity.” NHK will airĀ their special on the first ever footage of the giant squid in early January 2013.
“When Discovery does natural history it sets the bar high, and this ground breaking project features the very firstĀ ever footage of a live giant squid in its natural habitat. Our crew came face-to-face with the giant squid, andĀ it’s the ideal season finale for our “Curiosity”Ā series that stirs the imagination of our audience, bravely askingĀ questions and fearlessly seeking answers. This latest production, four years in the making, is a world-firstĀ achievement for television, and I’m excited to share it,” said Eileen O’Neill, Group President of Discovery andĀ TLC Networks.