Japanese national broadcaster NHK and the Discovery Channel have caught a giant squid swimming in its natural environment on camera for the first time. The footage will be shown for the finale of the channel’s Curiosity series in an episode called ‘Monster Squid: The Giant is Real’. The squid was discovered by a team of three Japanese scientists in a submersible in 2,066 feet of water, 9.3 miles (15 kilometres) east of Chichi Island, a small archipelago about 150 miles (241.4 kilometers) north of Iwo Jima, according to gizmodo.com.The mission leader Tsunemi Kubodera reported: “It was shining and so beautiful. I was so thrilled when I saw it first hand, but I was confident we would because we rigorously researched the areas we might find it, based on past data. Researchers around the world have tried to film giant squid in their natural habitats, but all attempts were in vain before.” The key to the team’s success, according to firstpost.com, was the use of near-infrared light, invisible to the eyes of both squids and humans. A one metre piece of squid was used as bait and the team dove 100 times before managing to film the specimen.