Photo: Monster Glowing Squid Caught on Camera



The first ever video footage of wild Dana octopus squid has revealed that the giant animals possess an unusual weapon: glowing arms used to blind and stun their prey. The footage was captured by a Japanese research team using cameras linked to baited lures (shown here).

See a video of the squid attacking using a flash of light (video by T. Kubodera, Y. Koyama, and K. Mori, copyright NHK, courtesy Royal Society).

Photograph courtesy Royal Society


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