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ROV(?) video of squid with hatching egg mass

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Dazzling... There are so many cephs we have to learn about... nice to know there is still something left to explore in this world.
 

enrico

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Surreal..! Not quite sure what I'm actually seeing here though.. Is it actually carrying its bag of eggs around until they hatch? I thought squid usually lay their eggs on the seafloor..?
 

erich orser

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There are so many different varieties of squid, that their egg-laying is all dependent upon species. Some lay on the bottom, some release a large geltinous egg mass, some obviously care for their young until they're ready to hatch. Truly beautiful creatures.
 

tonmo

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There are many species of pelagic squid who spend their entire lives in the open water column, never seeing floor or surface.
 

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