Eerie creature: the first time managed to capture the elusive deep-sea squid on video

For the first time managed to capture the elusive deep-sea squid on video

Not far from Australia, the scientists managed to make a video that captured one of the most mysterious and creepy creatures on our planet. It is Magnapinn's deep sea squid. The squid constantly lives in the dark depths of the ocean. It is extremely rare to see. In total, about a dozen sightings of this species were officially registered around the world. Bigfin squids had been seen off the coast of Australia for five times.

And each time they were completely different individuals. The scientists believe that this area is not a zone of permanent habitation of Magnapinna, but observations of it highlight the importance of studying the behavior patterns of these mysterious creatures in their natural habitat.


The observations confirmed the assumption about the possible cluster separation of these organisms. But at the same time, squids were found in close proximity to each other. Magnapinn's large-finned squids are considered to be strange and creepy. Their bodies are similar to most squid species, but they have significantly larger tentacles and fins.

Long fibers are located at the ends of the tentacles, so that the length of the tentacles can reach 8 meters. They are brought up perpendicular to the body, which gives the appearance of protruding elbows. Squids live in the deep ocean at a depth of 4000 meters. Studying them is not easy.

On that underwater floor it is dark, the sunlight does not penetrate there and the water pressure is crushing. But the scientists are rescued by remotely controlled mechanisms. Using the technique, the researchers are increasingly discovering that amazing species of marine life. In the region called Australia's Great Bight, almost nothing was known about its inhabitants.


It now uses a towed camera that was launched from the Investigator research vessel. In all five cases of observations of squid, their giant fins were noted. In two cases, the camera captured the squid, filming them for 4 seconds. In total, the camera covered over 350 kilometers, recording 75 hours of video.