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Rare Footage Captured of Giant Squid as It Swims in Toyama Bay, Japan

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I wonder if this is legit?

A giant squid was captured on video in Japan’s Toyama Bay, as it swam around boats close to the surface in the marina. Giant squid are possibly the world’s largest invertebrate, and they are rarely seen so close to the surface as they prefer to live in the deep parts of the ocean.

The giant squid has remained elusive for most of human history, with specimens mainly found dead, tangled in fishing nets. In 2004 the first images of a live giant squid were captured, and then in 2012 the mysterious creature from the deep swam into view on film.

The giant squid was spotted from the pier by spectators, giving dive shop owner, Akinobu Kimura, a chance to swim with it, and capture footage on a submersible camera.

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

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