On this Christmas eve, Akinobu Kimura met an unexpected visitor came close to the Toyama Bay in Japan. This diver was completely amazed when he noticed it was a red giant Architeuthis squid that swam under those fishing boats.It is approximately 12 feet long and looks excatly like some kind of sea monsters.So what did Akinobu Kimura do? He jumped into the water for a closer look!
“My curiosity was way bigger than fear, so I jumped into the water and go close to it,” Akinobu Kimura told CNN. It seems that he didn’t make the wrong decision, since the squid was much kinder than any monster. “This squid was not damaged and looked lively, spurting ink and trying to entangle his tentacles around me. I guided the squid toward to the ocean, several hundred meters from the area it was found in, and it disappeared into the deep sea.”
With a submersible camera, Akinobu managed to capture a short video to show people a giant squid in action clearly.The squid spent a several hours gliding around the harbor’s waters before heading back to the open sea. This is quite a valuable record, as giant squid are rarely seen in any countries due to their preference of staying deep under the ocean.
Fed on deep-sea fish and other squid species, giant squids can grow to even bigger size. It’s said that this one over 12 feet long might just be a juvenile while the its species can grow to 40 feet in length.
This video will definitely impress you with the charm of this beautiful creature, let alone all those mystery hide inside the unexplored ocean. Truly, we live in an extraordinary place with many new things left to explore in the new year—and years—ahead.