Giant squid caught by net fisherman off Japan

Giant squid caught by net fisherman off Japan

The story published about the discovery of a giant radioactive squid on the beach of Southern California this past Thursday was totally fake.

However, this week in Japan a real life giant squid was actually found in a fisherman’s net which unfortunately faced death on its way to the beach.

The squid in made up story was said to be 160 feet long and it was said that its huge size was due to the radiation being drained into the Pacific ever since after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Radioactive growth although is alarming and proved to be when it secured a place in the headline above the main story with fake photoshoped images and quotes from experts which don’t even exist.

Despite some of the believers of the lightly braised turnip website, it was proven to be a myth.

And with the capturing of a giant squid at Sadogashima Island, though squid hunts are rare, is quite more convincing.

According to the Japan Times, the male squid measures 12 feet and weighs around 330 pounds. The followed up Japanese-language video shows the capture on display and being measured by some scientist.

Giant squid are vague species that mostly occupy ocean depths. They are believed to have procreated sea monster myths in ancient times and have been labeled as voracious beast in novels and films.

They are about 40 feet and usually weigh around a ton.

A giant squid was first recorded live in 2006 by Japanese scientists who used a baited hook to haul up a 24-foot squid- Smithsonian Ocean Portal.

Scientists from Japan’s National Science Museum and a Discovery Channel team filmed a giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time in 2012.

It was tempted to view by camera using glow, lowers designed of mimic sea jellies, which are said to signal squid that other food is nearby.

The capture on Wednesday was by a fisherman Shigenori Goto, told the Japan Times that it was found in a net used to catch buri yellowtail at a depth of 310 feet.

According to the video description, the massive creature is being studied at the Fisheries Ocean Research Institute in Niigata Prefecture.

Surely, some people will associate this rare catch with the Fukushima disaster.

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Paul Morris is an entrepreneur, consultant and author. He is an advisor at Xpert Automation, a tech-based business incubator focused on scalable startups, and founder of ContentFy.


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