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Incredible 'piglet squid' caught on camera

By T.K. Randall
July 19, 2019 · Comment icon 10 comments

The squid remained stationary for over a minute. Image Credit: YouTube / EVNautilus
Footage of the unusual cephalopod was captured in the Pacific depths by the Exploration Vessel Nautilus team.
The transparent sea creature, which was filmed near Palmyra Atoll, has a rather unique appearance with a siphon that looks almost like a snout and tentacles that resemble strands of hair.

Known officially as Helicocranchia sp., the 'piglet squid' was found at a depth of 1,385 meters.

"The Nautilus team enjoyed a quick close-up with a see-through piglet squid, named for its large siphon that looks like a snout," the team wrote.

"Able to regulate buoyancy with an ammonia-filled internal chamber, this stunning squid is often observed with its tentacles flared above its head."

Source: rte.ie | Comments (10)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Seti42 4 years ago
Quick! Someone throw a pokeball at it!
Comment icon #2 Posted by South Alabam 4 years ago
133 Meters long! Wow. J/K
Comment icon #3 Posted by pixiii 4 years ago
Wow that is without a doubt the cutest "squid" I've ever seen.
Comment icon #4 Posted by third_eye 4 years ago
Now let's get the Winnie squid, the Tigger squid and the Eeyore squid... ~
Comment icon #5 Posted by AllPossible 4 years ago
The Bacon of the seas.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Seti42 4 years ago
Someone spottedWinnie the Pooh squids in the South China Sea. President Xi Jinping had them eradicated.
Comment icon #7 Posted by third_eye 4 years ago
Fake news, Taiwan failed to number one and tried to blame Xi ~
Comment icon #8 Posted by pixiii 4 years ago
Well, found Tigger....admittedly, not in squid form.
Comment icon #9 Posted by third_eye 4 years ago
Poor lil ' Tigger needs a nap... ~
Comment icon #10 Posted by TripGun 4 years ago
With a marker, rubber-band & balloon you can make one for the tub.

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