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Oh God Yes

I'm sure this is everywhere on the internet right now, but let me indulge in my childhood imagination.

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National Geographic

...this isn't science fiction. A set of extraordinary images captured by Japanese scientists marks the first-ever record of a live giant squid (Architeuthis) in the wild.

The animal-which measures roughly 25 feet (8 meters) long- was photographed 2,950 feet (900 meters) beneath the North Pacific Ocean. Japanese scientists attracted the squid toward cameras attached to a baited fishing line.

The scientists say they snapped more than 500 images of the massive cephalopod before it broke free after snagging itself on a hook. They also recovered one of the giant squid's two longest tentacles, which severed during its struggle.

edit: that leaves us 2/3rds of the way to the dream scenario:
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