Spirula "Spines," Spread, And Spawnlings - Science 2.0

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That is a squid I would really like scientists to catch on video and bring up for investigation. I have never seen this type of internal shell mentioned.
 

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... but did you ever see a live one? I am really curious about what they look like with their clothes on.
 

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the picture of the 2 shells in the hand.... is that what this story is about?? We find quite a few of them along our beaches after rough seas, it's not uncommon to find a hand full in a short walk. But I have never seen a live one or a dead one intact.
 

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DWhatley;185909 said:
What a strange critter. It looks like the shell is partialy exposed.
On those two pics from TOL it is exposed, for some reason the skin on the mantle is missing or has been removed. And on Steve's photo, if the skin is not missing it is very transparent. :hmm:
 

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