(Renamed) Kat out on MBARI's Western Flyer

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Just looked it up and saw a video with a write-up that mentions the eyes being of different size.
 


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Since I have to keep looking up her cool finds and Kat has limited internet access, I am sharing the best of what YouTube offers. Hopefully Tintenfisch will have a actual shots to add when they make port.

just saw three live Graneledone on a rock at about 1400m.

 

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Sorry to say I don't have any photos of Graneledone (video though!), since we didn't collect any, but here are a few beauties that did come home with us. :smile: 1 - Gonatus (about 20mm ML), 2 & 3 - Galiteuthis (about 20cm ML).


 

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Kat, can you give a layman approximation of size? I assume there are tiny but how tiny?
 


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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ps. These Cranchiid photos are amazing! I am in SHOCK! :roflmao:
 

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Also, Denise, both the Galiteuthis and the Taonius are fairly developed, and I would say (Kat, please correct me if I am wrong) that they are probably not THAT tiny. Am I accurate Kat? The Taonius looks like it would easily be over 100 mm mantle length. They get pretty large.
 

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ALSO, Also. Kat, in your first round of pictures, what did you identify that larval stage in the bucket as? I have definitely seen a very similar body shape to that (as you well know). It's a shame the fin is not more in focus.
 

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DWhatley;197711 said:
Kat, can you give a layman approximation of size? I assume there are tiny but how tiny?

Sorry, D, my oversight -- I've gone back and added sizes into the posts. Not all that tiny actually! The ones we get in the nets are small because the larger ones are good at avoiding, but the ones we see down deep in situ are much bigger. Here are a couple more photos from yesterday: (1) Same Taonius, (2), same Galiteuthis, (3) same Chiroteuthis.

Aaron, in the live cranchiids you can see the blue blood being pumped around the body. It's absolutely amazing! And I'll be bringing the larval Taonius back, so you can look at their fins to your heart's content :wink:



 

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