Giant Squid: Filming the Impossible

Guided by narrator David Attenborough, this documentary sets out to explore the deep oceans and film the giant squid in its natural habitat 1000 meters beneath the sea.

The giant squid is a creature of legend and myth which even in the 21st century, has rarely been seen in its natural environment.

But now, an international team of scientists think they have finally found their lair, one thousand metres down, off the coast of Japan.

Giant squid are found throughout all of the world’s oceans. They are usually found at depths of between 1,000 feet (300 meters) and about 2,000 feet (600 meters), although there are documented reports of specimens found as deep as 3,800 feet (1175 meters).

This is the culmination of decades of research. The team deploys underwater robots and state of the art submersible vessels for a world first – to find and film the impossible.

Giant Squid: Filming the Impossible
  • Info
  • Release date2013
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Tony Lazzerini
  • Part of the seriesNatural World
  • Production companyNHK