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The Buzz: Viral Video: Weird Squid

Video footage of a rare “elbowed” squid taken remotely from a Shell Oil Company drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico went viral this weekend. The squid is of the genus Magnapinna, has tentacles over 20 feet long, and is one of only a handful of its kind to have ever been observed by humans. It has been described as The footage may have been available for a year or longer, but only recently gained massive viewership when it was featured by National Geographic Nov 24.