The animal, which seemed weakened, allowed itself to be approached by a couple of divers who managed to immortalize their experience.
It’s in the box ! Two Japanese divers managed to capture rare images of a giant squid 2.5 meters long swimming off the west coast of the Japanese archipelago. An experiment “thrilling“. Yosuke Tanaka and his wife Miki, diving instructors in Toyooka in the department of Hyogo, west of Japan, were tipped off by a fishing tackle salesman who had spotted the giant squid near the surface in a bay. Quickly, they set off in a boat to meet him, near a rocky shore. “There he was, a huge squid“, described Yosuke Tanaka to AFP. “He lacked the nimble movements of many fish and sea creatures.“, he noted. And for good reason: “Stentacles and fins moved very slowly“. The squid looked weak and bits of skin seemed to be peeling off its body, the diver observed.
A rare experience
The size of the animal and its huge eyes were striking. So much so that the fisherman says he imagined seeing him how strong a squid must have been to attack a whale. “I could see its tentacles moving. I thought it would be dangerous to get caught and carried awayby this creature, he added.
Giant squids are known to swim in the waters near Japan and sometimes wash up on its shores, but it is very rare to be able to observe them swimming in the sea.It was thrilling. I think there are few things rarerThat this show, assured the diver. And to add:I heard that not much is known about this creature. I would be happy if it helps us to learn more“.