Sunday, September 10, 2023

It's clear: this squid is awesome

Amazing footage of a glass squid, Taonius borealis, seen at a depth of 700 meters (2,300 feet) during the first dive of the Seascape Alaska 3 expedition.
The red organ in the center of the squid is its digestive gland, flanked on either side by two white, crescent-shaped organs that are the squid’s gills.
Also visible below each eye are photophores, which are light-producing organs.
The eye movements shown in the video are thought to be the squid blinking.
This is a fairly common squid in these waters, but the close-up imagery captured here was anything but!

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