Massive Azores floater, Haliphron atlanticus, anyone?

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  1. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Extremely talented underwater photographer Jan Reyniers snapped this crumb off the sperm whale table while diving off the Azores. I would initially ID this as a fairly large specimen of H. atlanticus. Concur/Conflict?



    Edit: I found some additional work by JR, worth sharing...



    There's another fragment of, again, in my opinion, H. atlanticus in JR's 2009 online Azores portfolio at http://www.janreyniers.com

    Plus, for those of you interested in Great White Sharks and (mating) Sepia apama, look at the South Australia portfolio, pretty breathtaking.
     
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    neurobadger Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    That is probably a Haliphron atlanticus.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    NOT in a cage with a long zoom would I ... I WOULD love to see the leafy dragon up close and personal in situ though and there other sharks I would mind seeing. Some really nice photography.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Jan would like to set up contacts in Chile, for a future shoot, anyone here have contacts?
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    We adopted our youngest son from Chile twentty years ago but that won't count for contacts. Great country and people there so I hope she/he makes a connection.
     

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