Grimpoteuthis video from some sort of research/ education trawl

monty

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1q8UhcIu40

TONMO wants to automagically embed, but the video says "embedding disabled by request" and the embedded version doesn't seem to work for me. If you put "http://www.youtube.com/" in front of "watch?v=z1q8UhcIu40" you can watch it if the embedded version doesn't work for you either.

it's amazing how many hoops you have to jump through to avoid getting "automatic embed" now...
 

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"We're sorry, this video is no longer available"
 

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Eureka! What a wonderful little creature, I'm getting all anthropomorphic...

I do wonder exactly "how" long they managed to keep it alive, however. I would have suggested a speedy return to the abyss...

The orange tint looks a lot like that on the ventral part of Tremoctopus, I wonder whether the chromatophores are at all similar.
 

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That is definitely one of the deep creatures that has fascinated me. I wish there was a write up somewhere. I never expected one would live even coming up to atmosphere. I don't think there is a worry about mass collecting ;>) but I sure would like to know more about what they found out and how long it lived and if they even had the chance to try to put it in a large, deep aquarium and ...
 

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