Local teacher helps find giant squid in the Gulf

Posted at 10:11 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 12:11:54-04

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    Daphne, AL (WALA ) — For the first time in history, a giant squid has been filmed in its deepwater habitat in the waters of the United States, and Bayside Academy’s STEAM Coordinator, Dr. Megan McCall, was there.

This is only the second time ever a giant squid has been filmed in its habitat. The only other time was in 2012 off the coast of Japan.

Dr. McCall is one of only 12 researchers on Research Vessel Point Sur currently on a 15-day expedition in the Gulf of Mexico.

The expedition, Journey into Midnight: Light and Life Below the Twilight Zone, is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

It was during this expedition that the giant squid was filmed using the Medusa, a new camera system developed by expedition leader Dr. Edie Widder.

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