These Are The First Giant Squid Babies EVER Found, They’re Also Proof Alien Life Exists On Planet Earth

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The Giant Squid is one of the most elusive and mysterious creatures found on Planet Earth, which is quite weird when you consider that the male giant squid is believe to be able to grow up to 44-feet-long. It was only in 2004 that scientists were able to capture the FIRST EVER photos of a giant squid in its natural habitat, and more recently in 2012 the first ever video footage of a live giant squid swimming in its natural habitat was captured. Like I said, they’re elusive as fuck. But today marks even more incredible news regarding the giant squid as the FIRST EVER GIANT SQUID BABIES were captured by researchers working in the field off Japan.

One baby giant squid specimen was captured alive off of Kagoshima, Japan, and two dead giant squid baby specimens were found in fishing nets off of Shimane, Japan. The squid were actually caught back in 2013, but the news was only just released this week when it was published in Cambridge Journals’ Marine Biodiversity Records.

The abstract of the publication is below, the findings were published in Cambridge Journals under the title ‘First records of small-sized young giant squid Architeuthis dux from the coasts of Kyushu Island and the south-western Sea of Japan’, and it was published alongside photos of the baby giant squid specimens:

Three individuals of small, young giant squid Architeuthis dux were caught in or near Japanese coastal waters during April–June 2013. The first occurrence of a young individual of 140.8 mm dorsal mantle length with a total weight of 44.81 g was recorded on the coast off Uchinoura, Kagoshima, Kyushu Island, southern Japan. The remaining two young individuals, both measuring 332.0 mm in dorsal mantle length with total weights of 390.63 and 356.95 g respectively, were caught on the coast off Hamada, Shimane, south-western Sea of Japan. Most morphological traits of all the specimens were consistent with those of A. dux, which was supported by further genetic analysis. Here we present some morphological traits of young giant squids with morphometric data and photographs.

If you look at those dates, 11 years ago, 3 years ago, and now the big news of the ‘first ever giant squid babies captured‘ I think we can draw one major conclusion: giant squid are coming out of hiding, preparing to overthrow humanity, and take over the planet. Also, why does the weirdest shit on the planet continuously happen in Japan?!?

By the way, if you’ve never seen the first ever footage of the giant squid swimming in its natural habitat then you should definitely check out that video (it’s only 2:30 long):

For more on the first ever found giant squid babies you can click on over to Cambridge Journals’ Marine Biodiversity Records, the Wall Street Journal, and/or Hitohaku!

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