from the Washington Post
A giant squid made its way into Japan’s Toyama Bay on Christmas Eve, treating onlookers to a rare sighting of the magnificent creature. Japan seems to be the place to find these staggeringly large beasts: The first-ever images of a giant squid in the wild were snapped off the coast of the Ogasawara Islands in 2004, and the first film of a living adult came from the same area in 2012.
It may seem massive, but the squid seen in the footage above is probably pretty young. It’s estimated to be just over 12 feet long, and giant squid are thought to grow over three times that size.