A massive squid has been observed on an island in Japan. According to The Independent, the squid’s length is 3 meters (10 feet); the rare squid was discovered stranded on Ugu Beach in Fukui Prefecture on Wednesday.
The publication also cited local officials. The newspaper further said that the squid was discovered in good health.
The news agency AFP posted this video about the cephalopod on Twitter on Friday, and since that time, it has received almost 200k viewers.
VIDEO: Giant squid washes ashore alive in Japan.— AFP News Agency (@AFP) April 22, 2022
A giant squid 3.35 metres in length has been found alive on a shore in western Japan.
Giant squid live in the deep sea, and is unusual for one to be washed ashore alive. The squid has now been transported to an aquarium pic.twitter.com/FGdc23MBjI
Japanese newspaper Mainichi published an article stating that a local person found the colossal squid at 10 am on Ugu beach on the 20th of April on the Sea of Japan coast. It also reported that the fish was alive when it was found, which local officials described as unusual.
Video footage of the enormous cephalopod revealed it was floating in the beach’s shallow water while authorities took measures.
The deep-sea animal was transported to Echizen Matsushima Aquarium located in the city of Sakai, located in Osaka prefecture.
Giant squids are deep-sea-dwelling creatures, and there have been reports of them being seen. In 2020, a massive Squid was discovered on a beach located in South Africa.
Another giant sea-living creature was spotted by scientists in Japan at the end of 2006 before being brought up to the surface. In the words of National Geographic, it measured 24 feet. The first photos were captured in 2004.
In 2019, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released footage of a new gigantic squid measured between 10 and 12 feet. In the video’s 280-second duration, the squid was observed moving toward the camera. The cephalopod was seen wrapping its tentacles around the camera of NOAA before driving away.
Image Source: Mainichi
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