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Saru

Live giant squid filmed off coast of Japan

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Saru

An underwater camera has picked up rare footage of a large squid in the waters of Japan's Toyama Bay.

An enigma of the ocean's depths, the giant squid is so elusive that the first photograph of a live specimen wasn't obtained until 2002 when one turned up off Goshiki beach in Japan.

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/289850/live-giant-squid-filmed-off-coast-of-japan

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Davros of Skaro

Wow!

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quasar_kid

13 feet isn't "wow", it's the max size for these beings.

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Chibadiba
13 feet isn't "wow", it's the max size for these beings.

Not sure where you're getting your info from but the known max size of a giant squid is over 40ft.

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Still Waters

It's great to be able to see rare footage of a live giant squid swimming around, whatever size it is.

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Thorvir

13 feet isn't "wow", it's the max size for these beings.

"Beings"?

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TheGreatBeliever

Funny it stayed there with the divers. Normally it would have sprayed ink n blasted off. It must have felt they r not a threat

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Tatetopa

It is at the surface during the daytime, which I think is not usual for these animals. Coupled with its lack of response to the divers, one might guess it is injured or dying.

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Chibadiba

The first giant squid ever captured on video & the first to be seen alive in person was missing it's 2 arms that it uses to catch it's pray. So luring it with food was "easy". Now this 4 meter long one was at the surface & ignoring the divers so I'm guessing that it was sick as well. We still have yet to see a living giant squid in good health in it's natural environment.

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coolguy

Very cool

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BeastieRunner

I love it when we find stuff like this on our planet.

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Sundew

Many deep sea animals found near the surface are sick or dying. Oarfish and the bizarre Frilled Shark come to mind. These squid are supposed to like deep, dark, cold water, to have one in sunlit shallow seas in daylight would seem to indicate that it too is sick or dying. But it is at least a chance to see one up close while alive.

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Yamato

That video was awesome. People should leave the little guy alone unless they just want to jump in the water to film it.

Yep 13m ~= 40ft. We've all lost points on math tests doing word problems and not including the unit of measurement with the number in our answer.

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Yamato

Many deep sea animals found near the surface are sick or dying. Oarfish and the bizarre Frilled Shark come to mind. These squid are supposed to like deep, dark, cold water, to have one in sunlit shallow seas in daylight would seem to indicate that it too is sick or dying. But it is at least a chance to see one up close while alive.

Good points Sundew, the lack of contact with humans till now probably suggests it doesn't have much longer to live either.

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BeastieRunner

Many deep sea animals found near the surface are sick or dying. Oarfish and the bizarre Frilled Shark come to mind. These squid are supposed to like deep, dark, cold water, to have one in sunlit shallow seas in daylight would seem to indicate that it too is sick or dying. But it is at least a chance to see one up close while alive.

That's a bit of a no-brainer but I never thought of that till you brought it up.

Makes sense.

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qxcontinuum

and they didn't ate it?

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