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Bigfin squid spotted in Australia for first time

BBC News

The first sighting of a Bigfin squid has been seen in the Great Australian Bight by researchers.The species has only had 12 recorded sightings world wide and tends to live in darker parts of the ocean.


Adorable 'piglet squid' is spotted by scientists

Daily Mail - Science & tech

An adorable piglet squid has been spotted in its natural home deep in the Pacific Ocean by a team of passing researchers. The inquisitive animal was snapped on camera by the E/V Nautilus team exploring the Palmyra Atoll earlier this month. They spotted the creature at 4,500ft (1,385m) and paused to enjoy the moment with the small marine animal. The Nautilus team, from non-profit organisation Ocean Exploration Trust, used an ROV (Remotely operated underwater vehicle) to enjoy the quick close-up. The see-through piglet squid (Helicocranchia sp.) is named for its large siphon that looks like a snout.


Has the KRAKEN been spotted on Google Earth? Giant squid like create could be 120m long

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Nordic folklore speaks of a massive creature that haunted the icy seas of the North Sea, where it attacked passing vessels with gigantic tentacles. And a conspiracy theorists claims to have spotted this mythical Kraken swimming off the coast of Deception Island near Antarctica. Using Google Earth, this sea monster appears to be 120m from head to end, with'the mid area of a giant squid'. Aconspiracy theorists claims to have spotted this mythical Kraken swimming off the coast of Deception Island near Antarctica. Using Google Earth, this sea monster appears to be 100 feet from head to end, with'the mid area of a giant squid' A well-known conspiracy theorist claims to have spotted the Kraken causing'a massive disturbance in the ocean'.


Marks covering a shark off Hawaii are signs of a fight between the predatory fish and a giant squid

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Golf ball-sized battle scars were found covering a shark in the waters off Hawaii, and they were likely inflected after a fight with a giant squid, scientists claim. Researchers from Florida International University studied pictures of the shark taken off Hawaii's Kona coast after they were shared by photographer Deron Verbeck. Until now fights between massive cephalopods and giant sharks were only speculative, due to the fact squids live at over 3,000ft under the ocean surface. After studying the images, the team say the row of white scars on the 7ft long Oceanic Whitetip shark had to be made from the tentacles of a giant squid. Researchers from Florida International University studied pictures of the shark taken off Hawaii's Kona coast after they were shared by photographer Deron Verbeck Verbeck captured the image of the suction marked shark in the summer of 2019 - it had a railway patter of white dots on its side.


Deep-sea squid cannibals battle it out in a fight to the death

New Scientist

Remotely controlled submersibles have filmed two deep-sea species of squid gulping down members of their own species. Several species of squid, including giant squid, are known to eat each other. But we have mainly gleaned this from their stomach contents, and it wasn't clear if this was normal behaviour, or something they did when they have been caught in a net, says Henk-Jan Hoving at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany. "Animals get stressed in a net," he says. "They probably start doing something called'net feeding' – they feed on anything that is close by."