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Location Gulf of Mexico
Acknowledgements Video courtesy Operation Deep Scope: Seeing with "New Eyes"
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source A Mastigoteuthis Squid at 1,600 ft
Source Collection NOAA Photo Library
Copyright © NOAA Ocean Explorer
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Title A Mastigoteuthis Squid at 1,600 ft
Description A very large squid was caught on film deep in the Gulf of Mexico. A one-of-a-kind technology, called the Eye-in-the-Sea, captured the giant lurking in front of its red light cameras over 1,600 ft below the surface. The event was triggered by a bioluminescence (light) sensor that turned the camera on, capturing a few seconds of the deep-water predator before it swam away. This marks the first time a squid has ever been filmed by this unobtrusive observation tool. Initial studies identify the squid as a Mastigoteuthis, approximately six ft in length.
Movie Type Documentary
Movie Content Specimen(s)
ID 33121
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