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Long-Arm Chiroteuthid Videos

Nik

Blue Ring
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Hey,

don't know if everyone has seen these or not, but here are a couple of nice vids from the GOM of that strange long-arm squid. Scroll down to the two links 'New Deep-sea squid from Toledo...'

http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/GDD/serpent/missionmap.html

The SERPENT project is great, well worth checking out their other galleries and what they're up to.

Enjoy

Nik
 

Lis

Hatchling
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More on this website now

Hey everyone

The SERPENT website has been updated - a few new images some new vid footage too. Check out the Australia gallery - there's some cool stuff there!
 

tonmo

Cthulhu
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Wow! That is amazing footage! Here's a link for everyone; see the last video clip.

http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/GDD/serpent/assets/movies/Enfield_squid.mov

Looks like it borrows into the sand with that appendage (tail?) on its mantle (at TONMOCON I over the weekend, Lou Zeidberg showed us some squid species similar to this, and referred to the appendage as "the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree", 'cause that's basically what it looks like).
 

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