This was another rare find, a ram’s horn squid (Spirula spirula). This was only the second capture during the Bear Seamount cruise series. Note the internal shell in the shape of a coiled horn at the tip of the mantle.

Alistair Dove (149 Posts)

Dr. Alistair Dove is a systematic and ecological parasitologist by training, with broader research interests in the natural history and health of marine animals, especially whale sharks. He is currently Director of Research and Conservation at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta USA. His comments here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Georgia Aquarium

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