Rare squid caught by fisherman


Local video of the squid before and after its capture claims the bizarre-looking cephalopod weighs more than 160 kg (350 pounds) and measures over 4 meters (13 feet) long. With it's eight, sucker-covered arms and massive eyes, it's no wonder these creatures inspired tall tales that terrified seafarers for centuries. Goto, who was fishing for yellowtails when he made his surprising catch, noticed the huge male squid around 7 a.m., according to the Japan Daily Press. Although alive at the time of its capture, the squid died soon after coming to the surface, the fisherman said.

“When I hauled up the net, the squid slowly came floating up,” Goto said, according to the Daily Press. “This is the first time I’ve seen such a large squid.” If it is indeed confirmed to be a giant squid, Goto's capture could be very useful for researchers. Classified as the largest invertebrate on Earth, a mature squid can grow to twice the size of the one found in Japan.

Scientists have long struggled to study the elusive creatures in their deep-sea habitat, according to National Geographic. In 2012, researchers from Japan's National Science Museum, together with Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the Discovery Channel, became the first team to film a giant squid in its natural habitat, according to the Smithsonian National History Museum.

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1/15/14 4:38 AM by Jored1990

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1/15/14 4:15 AM by baltimore21229

If anyone has watched/read Peter Benchleys The Beast, then you know those fisherman only caught the juvenile, and the mother is waiting to massively skull fuck them as soon as they are back on the ocean

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Japan, giant squid, tentacles okay where is the girl with her orifices being violated.

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Not gonna lie, all I'm thinking about is frying that bad boy up in some batter, squeezing some lemon on it, and dipping it in marinara sauce.

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