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giantsquidJapanese fishermen have reportedly captured Moby Dick’s ancient foe.

The Huffington Post reports the 13-foot long beast of the deep sea was caught in the nets of some fishermen the morning of Jan. 8. They say the 350-pound sea creature – who is believed to have inspired many ancient tales of sea monsters – was alive when it became caught in the fishing net, however, it died as soon after coming above the water surface.

Giant squid have been known to grow up to 43-feet long and the females can weigh more than 600 pounds.

Only a handful of giant squid have ever been caught and brought to the surface. It was only recently video was taken of the giant squid in their natural habitat.

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