Friday Squid Blogging: New Species of Squid

A photo of the still unnamed species:

A 0.2-inch-long (0.5-centimeter-long) larval squid is seen through a microscope's lens in this handout image released October 16, 2007, by WHOI.

The young squid was caught within 328 feet (100 meters) of the surface of the Celebes Sea, an unusual basin that lies between the southern Philippines and Malaysia.

Posted on October 19, 2007 at 4:20 PM • 6 Comments


Rob MayfieldOctober 20, 2007 4:09 AM

You'd need quite a few of these little fellas in the deep fryer to satisfy even a meager hunger ...

ForRealOctober 20, 2007 3:14 PM

Other than it's not Long Island Sound, what's so unusual about the Celebes Sea?
(Bruce, I know it's not your comment, but the only unusual thing is that it is there; not here. However there are more places there than here, so maybe here is the unusual one? Simple.)

JackG'tOctober 20, 2007 6:27 PM

The “especially deep water surrounded by shallower ocean��? is an unusual feature, I take it. Who knows what all live down there. Perhaps for some species, what evolves in the Celebes Sea stays in the Celebes Sea.

anonymousOctober 22, 2007 11:08 AM

Am I missing something? I'm not quite sure what this is about Friday Squid Blogging? Are squids the new cure-all security solution?

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