Strange Squid Video from Deep Sea Oil Rig

Very cool video of a bizarre squid from the genus Magnapinna. Also known as bigfin squid, few specimens have ever been observed and only a handful ever captured. The squid in this footage has tentacles 20 feet long.

This footage was filmed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Houston, Texas by cameras attached to deep sea oil rig.


  1. #1 fly44d
    November 29, 2008

    Wow. Very cool. My gal is going to have nightmares tonight. Maybe me too!

  2. #2 Travis Fisher
    November 29, 2008

    There is a National Geographic article presenting the video. They say it was from a remote operated vehicle, not an oil rig. Anyway, a very strange looking beastie! Its amazing how poorly studied our deep oceans are. I’m surprised we don’t have more exploration missions there.

  3. #3 boomy
    November 30, 2008

    why not ‘pet of the future III’

  4. #4 Katie
    December 2, 2008

    That’s almost as tall as me!

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