A new video shows Toyama Bay Japanese harbor was haunted by a giant squid on Christmas Eve. The video reminded marine biologists that there are still many mysteries out there for them to solve regardless of how many studies they have made.
Akinobu Kimura loves the sea and its species so much that he even opened his own Diving Shop Kaiyu to be closer to it all year round. The diver received the most beautiful gift on Christmas Eve as he noticed a giant species of squid lurking in the waters of Toyoma Bay.
He immediately jumped into the water to get a closer look at the magnificent exemplar. The entire moment was filmed with the help of a submersible camera as the diver led the squid towards deeper waters until it completely disappeared.
The footage shows the red and white squid gently swimming under the water and spurting ink. Kimura was almost entangled by the giant squid as he was swimming next to her proving that as impressive as these species might be they can be dangerous, too. After several hundred meters, the squid finally disappeared from sight, meaning it has reached a safer swimming area.
Although the newly filmed sea monster had impressive length, scientists have explained that it is not the biggest specimen to have ever been spotted in the East Sea. The Toyoma squid was 3.7 meters long, which leads scientists into concluding that it is a fairly young exemplar.
Giant squid species can live to see lengths of 13 meters, according to previous research. They usually live in deep waters where they can be protected against fishing or boating activities. Scientists could not explain why the giant squid came so close to the Toyoma Bay in Japan, but they were glad it was set on the right track once again.
16 Architeuthis squids were found trapped in fishing nets last year, scientists have further stated. Marine biologists are currently studying possible solutions to keep squids away from surface waters and fishing boats. They estimate that many more squids could fall victims to these activities in the following season, that is, from November to March.
This is not the first giant squid to make headlines. The first video showing an impressively large squid in the waters of the Pacific Ocean was recorded in 2004.
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