Sea Monsters: They’re Real, And They’re Spectacular

This might be the greatest story I’ve read in my life:

A giant squid, rarely seen outside of deep waters, has been filmed swimming near a pier in central Japan. The 3.7-metre-long squid was spotted swimming under fishing boats at Toyama Bay on Christmas Eve. It reportedly lingered around the moorings for several hours and was captured on video using a submersible camera. It is not known why the squid ventured so close to shore, but local dive shop owner Akinobu Kimura, who joined the squid in the water to guide it back out to sea, told CNN it seemed “lively”.

Giant squid are, and I’m using this adjective correctly and without affectation or irony, awesome. So beautiful. I love weird animals.