h/t to Fally
HOLY FUCKING SHIT! ELBOW SQUID! OMG! This motherfucker is some scary shit. I’m reduced to cuss-word-laden sentences after experiencing this video.
From the National Geographic site:
In a few seconds of jerky camerawork, the squid appears with its huge fins waving like elephant ears and its remarkable arms and tentacles trailing from elbow-like appendages.
Despite the squid’s apparent unflappability on camera, Magnapinna, or “big fin,” squid remain largely a mystery to science.
On a side note, this footage was captured by a Shell oil company remotely operated vehicle that was patrolling near a deep-sea oil-drilling site. Shell, this is the first and last time I will be thankful for something you did. You may want to commission a plaque.