Researchers in Japan have managed to film a giant squid (Architeuthis) in the wild, news which is known to just about everybody who reads some kind of news source (scientific or not). Interesting as this is, I could not help but be annoyed at the revelation that the squid had to tear off one of its own tentacles to escape.

BBC: Live giant squid caught on camera
Nature: Giant squid snapped in the deep
New Scientist: First pictures of live giant squid in its natural habitat