[News]: ‘Underwater eyes’ spot new critters in Atlantic - MSNBC

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    a nice cranchiid and histioteuthid in the pictures:

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    the comb part visible in the cranchiid must be a gill, right? What's the big white organ next to it?
     
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    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Hmm, I could be wrong, but the ostracod and amphipod in that article look exactly like some of the deep-sea creatures The Blue Planet: Deep Sea, very interesting show.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. We JUST rewatched several episodes of that huge photo expedition (culiminating in several titles within the Discovery channel) since we acquired a newer big screen TV (with the color guns properly aligned) tonight and saw these little creatures.
     
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    Very cool. Histioteuthis has some small tentacles.
     
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    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Blue Planet must be going around, I've been watching it, too, and thought that the clear polka dotted squid looked familiar.

    So what is the white organ inside?
     
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    It appears to be in the position of the digestive gland, but also too uniform in appearance to resemble a newly ingested prey....
     
  8. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I think I have it! THAT's where I knew the polkadot squid from! Squeekytoythis bathtubbensis
     
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    Monty, I think you're right about the "feather," it must be the gill structure.

    Ob, does it get along well with the duck?

    Clem
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    The duck took care of the sperm whale, they're best buddies ever since :smile:
     
  11. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Most of the cranchiid pics I've seen that look like that are ID'd as Teuthowenia. I think we have one floating around here somewhere (ha) that Steve calls. T. pellucida.
     

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