[News] Divers Discover Enormous <b>Squid</b> Egg Mass Off The Coast Of Turkey - io9

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    Earlier this month, a team of divers swimming off the coast of Turkey discovered something unexpected: a 4-meter wide gelatinous mass of what ...

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    The only egg mass of a similar size reported was created by the humboldt squid, one of the largest, most intelligent and also dangerous squids known.

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    A team of divers in Turkey's southwestern tourist spot of Fethiye discovered a four-meter wide gelatinous mass that could be the largest squid egg ...

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    According to Deep Sea News, Dr. Michael Vecchione with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History said the mass is likely a squid's egg sack ...

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    Earlier this month, divers just off the coast of Turkey discovered a huge almost transparent sphere. The gelatinous blob measured around four metres ...

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    Dr Vecchione is a squid expert, to be precise, and after seeing the video online, he reached out to Tanriover and friends for a possible explanation.

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    Imagine going scuba diving on a beautiful day, drifting through the calm, blue waters when all of a sudden you come across an enormous, gooey ball.

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    Mah said in a tweet that Dr. Michael Vecchione, a squid expert and scientist at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, had come up with a ...

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    Smithsonian Museum of Natural History expert Dr Michael Vecchione said that a 'possible' explanation could be that it's the largest squid egg mass ...

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    This flying squid doesn't get its name from just popping out of the water. According to researchers, the invertebrate can propel itself out of the water ...

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    As for the squid that had possibly produced a sack of spawn this big, Dr. Vecchione supposed it could have been “a common local species” called the ...

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    Mah said in a Tweet that Dr Michael Vecchione, a squid expert and scientist at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, had come up with a ...

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    He can't be certain that they're squid eggs, since nobody has ever seen the neon flying squid lay eggs before. In fact, scientists aren't even certain that ...

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    Dr. Michael Vecchione, a squid expert and scientist at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, said the blob was likely a large squid egg mass.

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    As for the squid that had possibly produced a sack of spawn this big, Dr Vecchione supposed it could have been “a common local species” called the ...

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    Originally, the videographer didn't know what he had discovered. But when Dr. Michael Vecchione of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History saw ...

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    ... Museum of Natural History, who believes the divers found an egg mass of red flying squids—a very rare sight, since squid eggs hatch quickly.

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    A team of divers in Turkey's southwestern tourist spot of Fethiye discovered the four-metre wide gelatinous mass that could be the largest squid egg ...

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    That inspired science writer and squid expert Danna Staaf to make this video explaining how all that goo fit inside a much smaller mother squid.

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