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  • José H. Leal

Hi, Piglet Squid!

Check out this great footage of a Piglet Squid (Heliconcranchia species) shot early this month at 1,385 m depth off the Palmyra Atoll in the central Pacific. The video was shot by the crew of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, run by Dr. Robert Ballard on behalf of the Corps of Exploration-Ocean Exploration Trust. Piglet Squids live in deep-water, have big eyes, a pig snout-like siphon, and arms that look like deer antlers!

The Piglet Squid, Helicocranchia sp. Photo credit E/V Nautilus.


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