The glimpse is brief, but it gives some hope and guidance to marine biologists hoping to get more footage. Medusa, the deep sea probe that these researchers used, is stealthy—it doesn’t have the bright lights that other ROVs use down in the ocean depths. NOAA biologists speculate that perhaps, given that thousands of trips have probed the Gulf of Mexico before and never found a giant squid, stealth might be the way to go. They found the creature after only five deployments, suggesting the unique method may be key. Of course, a single sighting could still be ascribed to good luck. Hopefully, we'll be teeming in footage of giant tentacles soon.