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

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.