Giant Squid Captured On Video In Japan’s Toyama Bay

The 12-foot squid was said to be a juvenile.

This giant squid was recorded in Japan's Toyama Bay

Giant squid. They were often considered monsters of the deep that were said to do battle with sperm whales before the whales consumed them. Seeing giant squid alive is rare, with the first sighting recorded in 2012. They are mostly found dead, washed up on the shore.

Well, another has been sighted, and this time, a diver jumped into the water to record the massive cephalopod. This giant squid however, was apparently just a juvenile at 12 feet in length. They are reported to grow to more than 40 feet.

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This giant squid was recorded in Japan’s Toyama Bay.

The giant squid was recored in Toyama Bay, Japan on Christmas Eve. The animal swam under fishing boats and stayed near the surface of Toyama Bay for several hours.  Akinobu Kimura, owner of Diving Shop Kaiyu jumped into the bay and recorded the giant squid as it swam in the bay.

“This squid was not damaged and looked lively, spurting ink and trying to entangle his tentacles around me,” Kimura told CNN. “I guided the squid toward the ocean, several hundred meters from the area it was found in, and it disappeared into the deep sea.”

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