Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Glass squid video

This is a short video of a glass squid that was brought up in a MOCNESS tow from the deepest net, 800-1000 meters, on 2 September 2012 in the NE Pacific at station 7 (47.02172N  144.61145W).  It got a bit damaged during the slow ride to the surface but was still alive.  Notice the huge eyes, necessary for gathering light at great depths where it's pitch black.

Glass Squid in aquarium on board the RV/New Horizon