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Edith Widder:
How we found the giant squid

TED2013 · 8:38 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Edith Widder: How we found the giant squid
8:38 · Filmed February 2013 at TED2013 · Subtitles available in 29 languages

Humankind has been looking for the giant squid (Architeuthis) since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film. Oceanographer and inventor Edith Widder shares the key insight — and the teamwork — that helped to capture the squid on film for the first time.

Marine biologist
Edith Widder combines her expertise in research and technological innovation with a commitment to stopping and reversing the degradation of our marine environment. Full bio
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