For the most part, Giant Squids usually keep to the dark depths of the Ocean, staying out of people’s way and fighting sperm whales. For the most part…
Late last week on Christmas eve, one of the elusive species was seen minding its own business at surface level.
It was found inToyama Bay on the west coast of Japan. Experts think it’s only a younglin, measuring an estimated 3.7 meters, compared to the 13 meters of a fully matured adult.
“This squid was not damaged and looked lively, spurting ink and trying to entangle his tentacles around me.
I guided the squid toward to the ocean, several hundred meters from the area it was found in, and it disappeared into the deep sea.”
– Akinobu Kimura, the owner of a diving shop, who dived into the bay and swam with thesquid, told CNN.
No one really knows why the squid was in the bay but then no one really knows anything about giant squids in general. Until 2012, the creature hadn’t been captured on camera in its natural habitat.
Think of all the calamari!