WATCH: Rare giant squid spotted in Gulf of Mexico, ‘amazing’ video shows

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Researchers last week captured a huge squid in the Gulf of Mexico as part of rare footage that biologists have described as “the most amazing video you’ve ever seen.”

During a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition, scientists said they spotted the giant cephalopod around 100 miles southeast of New OrleansLa.

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One biologist was scrolling through footage on Wednesday, and initially saw “the usual shrimp and other small animals,” according to a NOAA blog post. But he quickly spotted “a large tubular animal off on the corner of the screen.”

That creature turned out to be a large squid — which researchers estimated to be roughly 10 to 12 feet long. An expert with NOAA National Marine Fisheries Services confirmed it to be a juvenile giant squid. – READ MORE

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