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Incredible 'piglet squid' caught on camera

Posted on Friday, 19 July, 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."

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Tags: Nautilus, Squid

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Seti42 on 19 July, 2019, 21:43
Quick! Someone throw a pokeball at it!
Comment icon #2 Posted by South Alabam on 19 July, 2019, 23:56
133 Meters long! Wow. J/K
Comment icon #3 Posted by pixiii on 20 July, 2019, 0:11
Wow that is without a doubt the cutest "squid" I've ever seen.†
Comment icon #4 Posted by third_eye on 20 July, 2019, 0:40
Now let's get the Winnie squid, the Tigger squid and the Eeyore squid...† ~
Comment icon #5 Posted by AllPossible on 20 July, 2019, 0:58
The Bacon of the seas.†
Comment icon #6 Posted by Seti42 on 20 July, 2019, 5:00
Someone spotted†Winnie the Pooh squids in the South China Sea. President Xi Jinping had them eradicated.
Comment icon #7 Posted by third_eye on 20 July, 2019, 8:06
Fake news, Taiwan failed to number one and tried to blame Xi ~
Comment icon #8 Posted by pixiii on 21 July, 2019, 3:37
Well, found Tigger....admittedly, not in squid form. †
Comment icon #9 Posted by third_eye on 21 July, 2019, 6:38
Poor lil ' Tigger needs a nap...† ~
Comment icon #10 Posted by TripGun on 26 July, 2019, 16:46
With a marker, rubber-band & balloon you can make one for the tub.

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