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Giant squid surfaces in Japanese harbor

Rare encounter with a giant squid. First one caught on camera was in 2012.

Spectators on a pier in Toyama Bay in central Japan were treated to a rare sighting of a giant squid. Footage provided by Diving Shop Kaiyu, and posted at YouTube by CNN on December 28, 2015.

Deborah Byrd