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Giant Squid Found Swimming in Shallow Water of Japan’s Toyama Bay

A giant squid was found and photographed wandering through the shallow waters of the wharf in Toyama Bay.

A 12-foot-long squid, known as a giant squid or Architeuthis, was spotted in the harbor near Toyama bay in Japan on Christmas Eve, 2015.

The rare squid which lives in the deep cold water of the open ocean was found swimming normally in the shallow water of the bay under docks and around the moored boats.

The big animal was photographed by brave scuba shop owner Akinobu Kimura who said;

“My curiosity was way bigger than fear, so I jumped into the water and go close to it.”

The squid was said to be lively and acting normally, even squirting ink at times and reaching for Kimura with its tentacles.

After the diver took some amazing footage he ushered the unusual creature back toward the mouth of the bay and towards the open sea, where he watched it disappear.

Sightings of giant squids are quite rare, but especially so in such shallow water areas that are populated. Although this specimen was around 12 feet long, these squids are known to grow to a whopping 40 feet or more.

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Giant Squid Found Swimming in Shallow Water of Japan’s Toyama Bay