New squid found in Indian Ocean

A new species of squid, 0.7 meteres (2.3ft) in length was discovered among the 7,000 samples from taken from seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean. The newly discovered squid is from the chiroteuthids characterized by long slender bodies and fantastic bioluminescence displays.


Via New large squid found in southern Indian Ocean and additional pictures from the Seamounts2009 Expedition.

One Reply to “New squid found in Indian Ocean”

  1. Yeah! Very exciting stuff. I noticed in one article I read, they have identified 70+ squid species from this expedition, over 20% of the known squid species worldwide! Go science!

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