Witnessing a giant squid is something that few people have the privilege of seeing. And much less if they are findings that are made at the bottom of the waters. Usually, when they talk to you about squid, you immediately think of the small versions that appear in pot pots.
However, researchers from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, known by its acronym as NOAA , managed to obtain a video that marks a milestone in the history of the country’s marine fauna. This is a video where it is possible to appreciate a giant squid of 4 meters.
This squid was observed in Mexico. The marine biologists who managed to appreciate and film it, communication that is one of the findings that occurred on June 19. Later it was determined that the exact extent of the giant squid was 3.7 meters.
A video for the story
This is the video that records the iconic moment:
To record the presence of the squid it was necessary to use an advanced camera called Medusa. It was a nightly appreciation, so as you can see in the video, the video camera makes use of a respective light to illuminate amid the marine shadows of Mexico .
In case you didn’t know, the giant squid is a species that is endowed with three hearts. It also has a vision that is up to one hundred times more advanced than that of a human being. And not to mention the brain, which has a much faster and more analytical type of neuronal reaction.
Other interesting facts about the findings that have been made about this species, is that they can reach a maximum length of 20 meters . The largest version reached so far, reached a weight of one ton of weight, or the equivalent of 1,000 kilograms.
More about squid
Squids are categorized as cephalopods . And these, are endowed with statocysts, which are precisely the organs that help you to orient yourself, as well as to move in the water. The age of these animals can be deduced from the “growth rings” in the statolites.
The statolites are a part of the statocysts. As with trees, each ring in this area determines a year of life. Therefore, it is estimated that giant male squids have a growth of 2.6mm per day. In contrast, in the case of females, the growth is 4.6mm.