• TONMOCON VII Announced | MBL at Woods Hole | Apr 6-8, 2018
  • Thanks for visiting! TONMO is the world's greatest online cephalopod enthusiast community, with interactive content going back to May of 2000, and a biennial conference. If you'd like to join in on the fun, become a TONMO member -- it's easy and free. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more cephy goodness.


Grimpoteuthis video from some sort of research/ education trawl

monty

TONMO Supporter
Staff member
Supporter
Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Messages
4,887
#1
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...
 

OB

Colossal Squid
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Oct 19, 2003
Messages
3,086
#2
"We're sorry, this video is no longer available"
 

OB

Colossal Squid
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Oct 19, 2003
Messages
3,086
#4
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.
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
19,910
Location
Gainesville, GA
#6
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 ...
 

Members online

No members online now.