Giant Squid Visits Japanese Harbor
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Giant squid fans got a nice Christmas present, when one of the titans of the deep appeared in a Japanese harbor on Christmas Eve. Better still for those on hand, it hung around to let itself be recorded in some amazing footage, CNN reports.

The rarely seen aquatic behemoth paid a visit to Japan’s Toyama Bay, swimming near the surface among the harbor’s boats, and giving onlookers a thrill.

One of those watching the squid was a dive shop owner who leaped into the water to trail the creature. The footage above was caught by a submersible camera.

“This squid was not damaged and looked lively, spurting ink and trying to entangle his tentacles around me,” the diver told CNN.

The animal stayed in the harbor for a few hours, before the diver guided it back out to the ocean. It's likely a juvenile, as it was on the small side for the species, at about 12 feet long (adults can reach some 30 to 40 feet long).

Experts told the network that it was rare to see giant squid — normally denizens of the deepest seas — swimming so close inland among boat moors. There was no immediately clear reason why this one had done so.



http://news.discovery.com/animals/giant-squid-visits-harbor-in-japan-151228.htm?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=DNewsSocial

It was looking for Japanese schoolgirls, when it found there were none, it left.



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Thats hot
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Old news is old.

Still, though, that's fascinating. I can't believe I forgot that squids can grow to be ginormous. Maybe I was mistaking them for octopuses.
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Of course it's in Japan...
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i see keeping them school girls locked in my basement was a great idea. perfect defense for when the cops come asking..i swear, tentacle protection
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_prey wrote:

i see keeping them school girls locked in my basement was a great idea. perfect defense for when the cops come asking..i swear, tentacle protection



That'd probably only count if you're in Japan, lol.
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Giant squid comes to japanese bay??

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Coincidentally, Japanese scientists were the first to film an adult giant squid in its natural habitat in 2004.
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Is it just my dirty mind or does that squid look sorta like a fucked up dick
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ILuvCats11 wrote:

Is it just my dirty mind or does that squid look sorta like a fucked up dick



I think it's just you, lol.
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Hopefully it's not here to fight

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kinga750 wrote:

Hopefully it's not here to fight


Nope just Lala practicing cooking again, see: http://www.crunchyroll.com/to-love-ru/episode-4-a-love-apron-from-outer-space-684023
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Looks good to eat if you cook it right
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Hi. A thread about this was already started a couple of days ago. Please post any additional news or thoughts there:

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