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

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monty

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a nice cranchiid and histioteuthid in the pictures:




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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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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AM,
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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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....
 

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

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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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