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Oceanographer Edith Widder Explains How She Found the Kraken for the Discovery Channel

Edith Widder is an oceanographer and inventor who, as she explains in her TED talk, put together a camera rig designed to be as interesting and unthreatening to a giant squid as possible. And while hearing about her process and reasoning behind the rig that captured much of the first footage of living giant squid in their natural habitat is definitely interesting, I think the camera that captured the reaction of these scientists and biologists upon seeing the squid for the first time deserves special mention as well.

(via Gizmodo.)

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  • Betty Windsor

    I watched the special they aired on television. It was so great. A ton of nerds at sea for I think months? And then! Sitting in a small bubble under the sea for 8 hours. That’s dedication. I remember when they finally caught footage and showed it to the others they were crying. Very sweet.