Squid's strange feeding habits caught on unprecedented video

August 28, 2013 8:24 PM

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Squid's strange feeding habits caught on unprecedented video

Not all squid are made alike, and the first-ever footage of one sluggish deep-sea species demonstrates just how varied these elusive animals can be.

Grimalditeuthis bonplandii — a small, translucent squid measuring up to about 6 inches (150 millimeters) long — inhabits the deep ocean between 1,600 and 5,000 feet (500 and 1,500 meters) below the sea surface. Researchers have previously only studied it based on dead, often broken specimens capture...

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