Sunday, September 25, 2022
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
You are viewing: Home > News > Nature & Environment > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
Nature & Environment

Extremely rare deep sea squid caught on film

By T.K. Randall
December 7, 2015 · Comment icon 7 comments



The enigmatic creature was filmed traversing the ocean's depths. Image Credit: NOAA
Researchers have captured footage of a mysterious species of deep sea cephalopod off the coast of Hawaii.
There is so much we don't know about the ocean's depths that we actually have a more complete picture of the surface of Mars than we do of the animals living at the bottom of the sea.

This latest video, which was recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows a rare species of cephalopod known as the whiplash squid gliding through the depths.

The animal, which has rarely been seen alive, is able to propel itself at considerable speeds by drawing water in through its pair of peculiar red 'lips' and then ejecting it.



Source: AOL News | Comments (7)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin 7 years ago
Very nice! You know, sea life has always fascinated me, though I don't know much about it beyond the average person. And new discoveries or new observations of known creatures, especially in deep sea environments is of particular interest to me.
Comment icon #2 Posted by BeastieRunner 7 years ago
I wish we would put just as much into a deep sea program as we do space (and I love all the recent scientific discoveries in space, too!) ... makes you wonder what we would find.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin 7 years ago
The article states that the squid species in question has an organ that can emit a bright burst of light... presumably to stun prey. Amazing. Tried to see if that was on the vid. Wonder if some other vid shows that.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sundew 7 years ago
Very nice! You know, sea life has always fascinated me, though I don't know much about it beyond the average person. And new discoveries or new observations of known creatures, especially in deep sea environments is of particular interest to me. Deep sea life is particularly impressive because it's so alien to anything on land, or in the shallow seas for that matter.
Comment icon #5 Posted by AustinHinton 7 years ago
The article states that the squid species in question has an organ that can emit a bright burst of light... presumably to stun prey. Amazing. Tried to see if that was on the vid. Wonder if some other vid shows that. Some species of smaller squids can shoot out a "packet" of luminous ink, this "packet" catches the attention of a predator, and while the predator is preoccupied with the "packet", the squid can make its escape.
Comment icon #6 Posted by coolguy 7 years ago
This is really cool,who know what lurks deep in the ocean
Comment icon #7 Posted by gubloid13 7 years ago
I love thinking about how vast the ocean is and how much we have left to explore. It keeps the wonder alive, you know? I mean, it's also a little unnerving, but it's exciting.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Our new book is out now!

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News

 AVAILABLE NOW 

Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!

Support us on Patreon

 BONUS CONTENT 

For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

 Total Posts: 7,332,320    Topics: 301,743    Members: 198,351

 Not a member yet ? Click here to join - registration is free and only takes a moment!
Recent news and articles