The Banded Piglet squid is proof that not all deep sea creatures are nightmare inducing! They swim “upside down” compared to other squid, leaving him resembling a Muppet with his tentacles as the hair, the syphon as the nose, and his patterning appearing to be a smile.


These guys live at least 100m below the surface. Because of those incredible depths, it has to create its own light from the photophores underneath its eyes. Unfortunately, because it lives so far down, not much is known about its life cycle or eating habits.(via Science Is Awesome)



http://www.seathos.org/tag/banded-piglet-squid/
Photo via: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
The Banded Piglet squid is proof that not all deep sea creatures are nightmare inducing! They swim “upside down” compared to other squid, leaving him resembling a Muppet with his tentacles as the hair, the syphon as the nose, and his patterning appearing to be a smile.

These guys live at least 100m below the surface. Because of those incredible depths, it has to create its own light from the photophores underneath its eyes. Unfortunately, because it lives so far down, not much is known about its life cycle or eating habits.(via Science Is Awesome)

http://www.seathos.org/tag/banded-piglet-squid/

Photo via: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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