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Rare occurrence : Japanese diver encounters 2m dying squid (photo)

According to Sarah Makanulti, a squid biologist, the conclusion that the life of a squid is approaching the end can be inferred from its skin. A healthy giant squid should have smooth, reddish skin.

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Underwater footage captured the meeting of Japanese divers with a giant squid. This incident occurred off the west coast of Japan, the squid was approximately 2.5 meters long. Yosuke Tanaka, a resident of Japan, wrote about this in his Takeno Diving blog.

The man works as a scuba diving instructor and learned about the squid from his friend, who was the first to discover this unusual marine animal and offered to take a look.

< p> According to him, this happens once in a lifetime. But he was afraid to be in the “fat hands” of this “Cthulhu” of the underwater world, from which he could no longer get out.

Rare occurrence : Japanese diver encounters 2m dying squid (photo)

A rare occurrence: a Japanese diver encountered a two-meter dying squid (photo)

The diver swam next to the squid for about half an hour, but he kept trying to get away from him.

Researcher Kubodera Tsunemi of Japan's National Science Museum said that the squid is likely a year or two old.

According to some reports, female squid can grow up to 18 meters in length, but such specimens have not yet been recorded.

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Rare phenomenon: Japanese diver encounters 2m dying squid (photo)

Rare occurrence : Japanese diver encounters a two-meter dying squid (photo)

Giant squids live in the waters off the coast of Japan, sometimes they are washed ashore. However, it is extremely rare to meet them in their natural environment.

Rare occurrence : Japanese diver encounters 2m dying squid (photo)

A rare occurrence: a Japanese diver encountered a two-meter dying squid (photo)

Yosuke Tanaka, who was lucky enough to meet the squid, said that he did not notice the fast movements that fish and sea creatures usually show.

“Its tentacles and fins moved very slowly,” he said.< /p>

Moreover, pieces of skin were falling off the torso.

“It was very interesting. I think that there is nothing rarer than what I managed to see. I heard that this is not enough researched creature, and would be glad if we could find out more,” he explained.

In the wild, giant squid live only about five years. For researchers, much remains unknown about their daily lives, including mating. According to some reports, squids eat each other, they are also sometimes found in the stomachs of sperm whales.

Sarah Makanulti, a squid biologist, said that the conclusion that the life of the squid is approaching the end can be drawn from his skin.

“A healthy giant squid should have smooth, shiny, reddish skin. For the poor fellow, all this is in the past!” the researcher explained.