Shining a light on the bizarre piglet squid
It's a squid that looks like a piglet and is almost entirely clear.
Measuring only a few centimetres long, it can be found in virtually all oceans below a depth of 100 meters.
They are sluggish swimmers because they fill up with water. Because of its size and deep water habitat, the piglet squid is not that well understood. But the Nautilus Live team managed to get a quick close-up with the creature.
"What are you?" "What is that?!" The #NautilusLive team enjoyed a quick close-up with a see-through piglet squid (Helicocranchia sp.), named for its large siphon that looks like a snout.— E/V Nautilus (@EVNautilus) July 4, 2019
Spotted at 1385m near Palmyra Atoll: https://t.co/qvtUFqS8gh@NOAAFish_PIRO@USFWSPacificpic.twitter.com/RfydVTweMU