In the inky depths of the Gulf of Mexico, a giant squid was filmed in its natural habitat for only the second time, scientists said.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a video of the squid, which was located about 100 miles southeast of New Orleans on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported. According to a NOAA log, written by Sonke Johnsen and Edie Widder the squid measured "at least" 10 to 12 feet long.
After researchers filmed the squid, squalls and a lightning strike hit their boat, causing some concern, the footage may have been lost, according to the NOAA log.
"Luckily, the computer was safe."
The crew also had to deal with a waterspout, according to the log.
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