This is rare:
An about 3-meter-long giant squid was found stranded on a beach here on April 20, in what local authorities said was a rare occurrence.
At around 10 a.m., a nearby resident spotted the squid at Ugu beach in Obama, Fukui Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast. According to the Obama Municipal Government, the squid was still alive when it was found. It is unusual for a giant squid to be washed ashore alive, officials said.
The deep-sea creature will be transported to Echizen Matsushima Aquarium in the prefectural city of Sakai.
Sadly, I do not expect the giant squid to survive, certainly not long enough for me to fly there and see it. But if any Japanese readers can supply more information, I would very much appreciate it.
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered.
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