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.

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

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.

By Travis Fisher (not verified) on 29 Nov 2008 #permalink

why not 'pet of the future III'