NEWSFLASH: Elbow Squid Caught On Creepy-Cam


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.


5 thoughts on “NEWSFLASH: Elbow Squid Caught On Creepy-Cam

  1. OMG! I wonder how big it is; since it’s just floating in the Abyss it’s hard to get a sense of scale.

    I Heart the Banthic Zone!

  2. No, they can keep on keeping on. Who knows, maybe the Elbow Squid is on their Board of Directors. That’s about what I picture the average director at an oil company to look like.

  3. “Who knows, maybe the Elbow Squid is on their Board of Directors.”

    But I thought they were lizard people……
    I poke..

    But seriously, I agree with Czech on how this is an amazing thing. It shows (to those that see it anyway) that these ah-so-evil oil companies can actually benefit to science, as they have in the past (although rarely).

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