Possible blanket octopus?

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found an old photo on this; I believe this was originally embedded somewhere in the original thread, but some of those old photos were missing from a server crash.
That is actually a (likely) dead, partly eaten/
scavaged deep sea squid, such as Thysanoteuthis or even a somewhat smallish Taningia.
 

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Hmm, is that the case? I guess I've sullied a neatly closed thread... :-/ I can't find the original post, but I remember someone describing this very photo as being part of the series (i.e., mentioning the person on the boat with a camera in hand). I'll see if I can track it down. Is this creature unrelated to the original? I haven't scoured close enough / nothing jumped out at me to suggest it wasn't related...
 

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The original showed a dark blue T. violaceus, doin' its thang, all a bobbin' bottlenoziness; the animal in this picture is a large finned deep water squid, crimson, as could be expected ;)
 

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