Scientists Release Photo of Deep Sea Squid Stalking Submarine

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Scientists from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research released a video of a deep sea squid following a remotely operated submarine. The creature is seen above the vehicle, at a distance that is not clear from the photograph, apparently following the vehicle as it moves across the ocean floor.

For our next almost #Okeanos-time and #Halloween post — check out this lurking deep-sea squid (Grimalditeuthis…

Posted by NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research on Sunday, October 27, 2019
NOAA Photograph Showing Squid Stalking Submarine – Image Credit: NOAA

The squid species, Grimalditeuthis bonplandi, was only discovered in 2005 and not much is known about them other than they are a variety of bio-luminescent squid that live at depths we are only recently discovering.

Drawing of Grimalditeuthis bonplandi

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