WATCH: Fishermen catch giant squid in Japan

Fishermen at sea in Japan’s Toyama Bay were surprised by their giant haul Thursday.

A giant squid swam into their nets around two kilometres off the coast of Toyama. Including its tentacles, the squid measured nearly six metres in length.

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It shortly died after it was brought on board.

Giant squid typically live in the lower depths of the sea, so it was a rare sight for cameras to capture the squid swimming around.

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The Uozu Aquarium says this is the fourth giant squid caught in the Toyama area. They also said the squid will be used for research and not sold at the fish market.

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