New large species of squid found

New large species of squid found

A new species of squid has been discovered by scientists during a research cruise in the southern Indian ocean.

The 70cm-long specimen is a large member of the chiroteuthid family, which are long and slender with light-producing organs, which act as lures to attract prey.

The new species was found during analysis of 7,000 samples gathered during last year’s Seamounts cruise led by the conservation group IUCN.

The aim of the cruise was to unveil the mysteries of seamounts (underwater mountains) in the southern Indian Ocean and to help improve conservation and management of marine resources in the area.

Source: BBC
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Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.