VIRAL VIDEO: Giant Squid Spotted Near Japanese Marina

By  //  December 30, 2015

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giant squid can grow up to 43 feet

ABOVE VIDEO: Spectators on a pier in Toyama Bay in central Japan were treated to a rare sighting of a giant squid. Footage provided by Diving Shop Kaiyu. (CNN video)

Spectators on a pier in Toyama Bay in central Japan were treated to a rare sighting of a giant squid.

The giant squid is a deep-ocean dwelling squid in the family Architeuthidae.

Giant squid can grow to a tremendous size due to deep-sea gigantism: recent estimates put the maximum size at 13 m (43 ft) for females and 10 m (33 ft) for males from the posterior fins to the tip of the two long tentacles (second only to the colossal squid at an estimated 14 m (46 ft), one of the largest living organisms).

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Spectators on a pier in Toyama Bay in central Japan were treated to a rare sighting of a giant squid. (CNN video image)


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