Dr. Edith Widder is an American oceanographer, marine biologist, and the co-founder, CEO, and Senior Scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association.
A specialist in bioluminescence, Dr. Widder was behind the pioneering technology that first lured the giant squid into the view of cameras for the first time, in 2012. She has been a leader in helping to design and invent new instrumentation and techniques that enable scientists to see the ocean in new ways.
On this trip, we traveled with Dr. Widder ("Edie") into the depths of the Humboldt current, off the coast of Chile, in search of the ferocious but shy Humboldt squid. Using her groundbreaking "e-jelly," we captured some of the stunning "squid fight" footage that appeared in Blue Planet II.
This video is a part of Our Blue Planet, a joint venture between OceanX Media and BBC Earth to get people talking about the ocean. Join the conversation on Twitter @OurBluePlanet
Director: Mark Dalio
Director of Photography (OXM): Ivan Agerton
Director of Photography (BBC): Hugh Miller
2nd Camera: James DuBourdieu
Production Manager: Samantha Loshiavo
Associate Producer: Marjorie Crowley
Editor/Colorist: Ryan Quinn
Re-Recording Mixer (soundlounge): Craig LoGiudice
Assistant Editor: Jorge Alvarez
Animation: Melissa Chong
Post Production Supervisor: Brian Golding
Executive Producer: Jennifer Hile