[News]: Alien-like Squid Filmed at Ultra-Deep Oil-Drilling Site - National Geographi

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    Alien-like Squid Filmed at Ultra-Deep Oil-Drilling Site
    [SIZE=-1]National Geographic, DC - 13 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]In a brief video from the dive recently obtained by National Geographic News, one of the rarely seen squid loiters above the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico ...[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]PHOTOS: Alien-like Squid Seen at Deep Drilling Site [SIZE=-1]National Geographic[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]all 2 news articles[/SIZE]


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    [News]: Rare Giant Squid Found Near Houston! - Houston Press


    Rare Giant Squid Found Near Houston!
    [SIZE=-1]Houston Press, TX - 12 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]A rare giant squid -- a squid with elbows -- has been sighted in the Houston area. It's called the Megapinna squid and even the stoic National Geographic ...[/SIZE]


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    [News]: Magnapinna - hideously ugly alien squid video - The Inquisitr


    Magnapinna - hideously ugly alien squid video
    [SIZE=-1]The Inquisitr, Australia - 1 hour ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]A Magnapinna squid has been captured on video by Shell, the oil company some mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) underwater. ...[/SIZE]


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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    You've GOT to be kidding me!! :mad:
     
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    My son and I just got sent this video since we are on the "squid" list. Does anyone have any additional information on the this type of squid? It is an amazing looking animal.:bugout:
     
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    What's the story with the elbows? Kat? Damn can't get the video to play at work... Come on home time!
     
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    Nobody knows! It has been filmed a few times and was discussed very briefly here and in a few other threads that I can't find. No specimens have ever been captured for examination, so all that's known so far is what's visible in the videos. In addition to the very strange 'elbows' and extremely long trailing arms, all ten arms/tentacles appear identical - another trait unknown in any other squid.
     
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    Elbows are clearly an adaptation enabling a wine glass to be lifted to the mouth. Unfortunately in this video, the trailing arms reach below the field of view of the camera, so the wine glasses cannot be seen. Excessive wine drinking (obvious really as no squid needs that many identical arms and tentacles), leads to the habit of trailing the arms pathetically downwards - bald observations of other tank specimens suggests this leads to knuckle dragging.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    [News]: The Magnapinna Squid is One Crazy Looking Creature - CollegeOTR


    The Magnapinna Squid is One Crazy Looking Creature
    [SIZE=-1]CollegeOTR, NY - 20 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Thanks to a Shell oil company remotely operated vehicle at a deep drilling site, scientists have obtained a video of a badass rare squid called the ...[/SIZE]


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    [News]: Submarine Captures Alien-looking Squid on Tape The sighting ... - Softpedia


    Submarine Captures Alien-looking Squid on Tape The sighting ...
    [SIZE=-1]Softpedia, Romania - 4 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]By Tudor Vieru, Science Editor An alien-like squid was spotted 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) underneath the waves of the Gulf of Mexico on November 11th, ...[/SIZE]


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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I fear that to understand the above described "drinking like a squid" wine bias, one must assume the poor squid to surely have become an ailing administrator squid rather than a young research God squid, over time :wink:
     
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    PS: In the video, one can see that the arms are of unequal length in this particular case, one is a stub, two arms ( visible in shot 00:07/00:08) are clearly longer. Tentacles? I doubt it, but I think the squid suffers predation and so sometimes arms get chewed off by whatever is eating these beautiful (indeed, Kat) creatures.
     
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    Beautiful indeed, but clearly an underachiever on the exercise front. Does slightly remind me of the drunk from wizard of ID..
     
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    Could those arms possibly be like Nautilus arms? It looks kinda like a sheath holding some inner arms that dangle below.

    The words hideous and ugly have no meaning in the world of Cephalopods, please just disregard that report. :wink:
     
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    A appointment with Vinoman!
     

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