sitiomania (sitiomania) wrote in wtf_nature,
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New Species of Squid?

Or an old one in new positions? Watch this video and tell me what you think! I realize it's a myspace video so how much credit you give is entirely up to you. However, I think it's worth a quick look at least. http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=37523121

I don't know how many of us have heard of the Colossal Squid, but some information is under the cut.
Here's a link to the Shell Purdido Project, which is how this footage was recorded. http://www.shell.com/home/content/aboutshell/our_strategy/major_projects_2/perdido/perdido_13032008.html

Your basic size comparison chart.


These talon-like claws are at the end of the Colossal Squid's grasping tentacles. Backrub, anyone?
Obligatory Wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossal_Squid


Tags: deep sea, invertebrate, marine life, mollusk, sea life, squid
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