Giant squid photo from CNN

As my students know, I have a thing for giant squids. So here’s some happy news:

Researchers catch giant squid, from CNN

The one pictured here is just a peanut, in giant squid terms: a mere 24 feet long.

There are two things that are extremely cool about this: one, that the research team brought the squid to the surface and caught it there, and two, that they got video of it. This is the same research team that got still photos of a giant squid last year. Man, those guys are on a roll. Actually the third thing that’s cool about this is the speculation that giant squids may not be particularly rare; we just didn’t know where to look for them before.