Dec 4, 2008

Video: Alien-looking Squid with "Elbows" Found at Drilling Site

Alien looking Magnapinna Squid at the Gulf of MexicoA remote operated submersible camera filmed a weird and alien-looking squid two and a half kilometers underwater. Experts said it is a Magnapinna squid--with long arms and elbows. The video is the first sighting of the strange-looking Magnapinna squid in an oil development site.

Below--Video of the Alien-looking Squid

The weird Magnapinna squid was found in November 11, 2007 above the seafloor at the Gulf of Mexico.

Specifically, it was seen at Perdido, the Shell-owned drilling site. According to the National Geographic News, "Located about 200 miles (320 kilometers) off Houston, Texas (Gulf of Mexico map), Perdido is one of the world's deepest oil and gas developments."

"In a few seconds of jerky camerawork, the squid appears with its huge fins waving like elephant ears and its remarkable arms and tentacles trailing from elbow-like appendages."

Video from Youtube: Uploaded by kamnevn

Video: Alien-looking Squid with "Elbows" Found at Drilling Site


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