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The Kraken project: in search of the giant squid

Category: Mountain and wild nature
Year: 2003
Time: 52 min
Country: Spain
Camera-man: Maria Alonso , Manuel Morales
Director: Fernando Gonzalez

Subject: For centuries, the most prestigious scientific institutions have tried to get the first images of this colossal cephalopod, the largest invertebrate on earth, without success. The challenge of revealing the mystery of the legendary Kraken has revived the enterprising spirit of those scientific expeditions of the start of the 19th century. But the enormous difficulties in filming beneath the crushing pressures of the ocean depths have meant the secret of the fabled squid has remained hidden. Because, up to now, no one has ever seen a living giant squid in its natural environment. Now, a group from the Spanish production company Transglobe Films is undertaking a campaign in search of the legendary giant squid in the depths of the Carrandi trench.


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The Kraken project: in search of the giant squid