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[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]
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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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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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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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baldtankman;128436 said:
What's the story with the elbows?
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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