Earlier this year, scientists announced they had finally captured video footage of Architeuthis — or kraken, or just the giant squid, if you prefer. In this video, Edith Widder, once of the scientists responsible for the discovery, explains how she and her team did it.
It's a story of advanced technology, deep understanding of biology, masses of enthusiasm — and just a teeny bit of luck. Regardless, it's an amazing and inspiring story. [TED]