[News] Operation Deep Scope spots a large squid

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  1. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Operation Deep Scope currently underway exploring the deep water marine habitats in the Gulf of Mexico spotted a large squid, possibly a six-foot Mastigoteuthis, above a brine pool with its 'Eye in the Sea' camera at a depth of over 2,000 feet.

    Details here including a film of the encounter which happened on the 10th August.

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  2. Clem

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    :shock:

    Folks, this is why it's important to look at all the returned items in a Google News search. You'll get more than the Canary Islands squid you're looking for. Much more.

    That's some video, Phil. A suggestive chain of events, wouldn't you say? The researchers activated the "jellyfish lure," a sequence of blinking lights designed to attract jellies, and a big male squid shows up with its unit hanging out.

    Thanks a ton, Phil.

    Clem
     
  3. Melissa

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    The big isopods in the bottom pictures look like shrimp to me. Now I understand why octos eat them. Steve, have you tried them? Are they good? Looks like fish for dinner tonight.

    Melissa
     
  4. cthulhu77

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    Unbelievably cool...
     
  5. Phil

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    Anyone interested in the giant isopod Bathynomus should have a look at this page. Please don't take on face value this 'living trilobite' nonsense. The two groups were quite separate despite the physical similarity.
     
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    A new report:

    Source

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  7. chrono_war01

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    oo....I read that on google already.
     

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