Saturday 7 July 2007

Octosquid: New Deep Sea Creature Discovery ?

What appears to be a half-squid, half-octopus specimen found off Keahole Point, Hawaii remains unidentified today and could possibly be a new species, said local biologists.The specimen was found caught in a filter in one of Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority's deep-sea water pipelines last week. The pipeline, which runs 3,000 feet deep, sucks up cold, deep-sea water for the tenants of the natural energy lab. Another related species identified by the same scientists But this is not "half squid, half octopus". This is a squid with eight arms that is no more related to octopuses than any other sort of squid. Squids and octopuses are far too far apart to breed.
But maybe its a Vampire squid

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