Friday Cephalopod: the Blob

Divers discovered this gigantic transparent blob floating in the sea off the Turkish coast. What could it be?

It looks like that's a squid egg mass, containing millions of eggs and embryos, drifting deep in the ocean until it hatches out, releasing a vast swarm of tiny predators in one overwhelming cloud. If you're not going to tend to your babies, that's a smart strategy for giving a percentage of your relatively helpless young a chance to live.

Oh, ignore the music in the video. It's insufficiently doom-laden and lacking in minor keys.

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Beware the invisible Kraken that played that egg.

By Jack Foster Mancilla (not verified) on 24 Jul 2015 #permalink