Documentation of Rare Alien-Like Magnapinna Squid With “Elbows”

A Shell Oil Company ROV (remotely operated vehicle) shot photos of a rare alien-like Magnapinna squid with “elbows” at the Perdido ultra deep oil drilling site in the Gulf of Mexico. National Geographic has the full story, including photos and video.


Thanks to Kevin Mathieu, RICK! and Jozef Zábojník for the tip!

image via Shell Oil Company

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