Watch the first-ever footage of the giant squid in its natural habitat

For the first time ever, researchers have captured video of a live giant squid in its natural habitat. The complete footage won't air until later this month, but the video up top gives us a tentacular taste of things to come.

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And for those of you thinking "wow, these clips would work perfectly as GIFs," Joe Hanson's got you covered.

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[ABC News + It's Okay to be Smart]

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Lunarcloud

Newscaster has got fluff between the ears.

Giant creatures like these squid are FAR more likely in the coldest of waters.

He's got to worry about jellies, not squid, especially with the acidification of ocean waters.