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Scientists Capture Extremely Rare Footage Of Whip-Lash Squid

The whip-lash squid is a very odd and obscure deep-sea cephalopod that few humans have laid eyes on ... until now.


The whip-lash squid is a very odd and obscure deep-sea cephalopod that few humans have laid eyes on. Very little is know about these squids, but thanks to new rare footage captured on a recent NOAA expedition, we can see the bizarre species ourselves.

One of the things that is known about the whip-lash squid is that they swim vertically, oriented with their heads down and tentacles up — as you see in the video below. They also emit light, which scientists suspect may be used to blind prey.

The whip-lash squid has rarely been seen alive, but scientists are using this groundbreaking new video to learn more about the species.

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