Category: Science / January 9, 2013 12:46 PM EST
Video showing the world's first moving images of the mysterious giant squid in its natural habitat have been released by documentary filmmakers in conjunction with Japanese broadcaster NHK and the Discovery Channel.
The video was shot last July 620 miles south of Tokyo and shows a three-meter-long cephalopod.
Little was known until recently about the creature thought to have inspired the myth of the "kraken", a tentacle monster that was blamed by sailors for sinking ships off Norway in the 18th century.
NHK will air its video footage on January 13, followed by the Discovery Channel on January 27.