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The rare sight of a giant squid swimming inside a marina was captured on video on the cost of the Sea of Japan.
According to a manager at the Mizuhashi Fisherina in Toyama prefecture, about 250 kilometers northwest of Tokyo, one fisherman found a 3.7-meter (12.1 feet) giant squid swimming beneath fishing boats docked at the marina on the morning of Dec. 24.
“It was the first time that we saw a live giant squid here, where water depth is only about 2.5 to 3 meters,” said Tatsuya Wakasugi, a manager at the marina.
According to the National Museum of Nature and Science, giant squids are known to live 650 meters to 900 meters below sea level. Mr. Wakasugi said there were a little more than a dozen giant squids captured in the Toyama Bay since the beginning of the year, but all were dead or nearly dead when they were caught in the fishing nets.
“Whereas the ones caught in fishing nets are mostly dead and their colors have already turned white, the body of the giant squid swimming inside the marina was red,” he said.
Read more here. (Wall Street Journal)