The giant squid is only very rarely seen alive. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Dan Century
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.
Even today trying to view one up close - especially a live one - has proven to be extremely challenging and we still know next to nothing about how they behave in the wild.
Last week however a rare opportunity presented itself when an underwater camera in Japan managed to pick up rare footage of a four-meter giant squid swimming near boat moorings.
The impressive video has since appeared online and can be viewed in the news report below.
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