Observations of wild hunting behaviour and bioluminescence of a large deep-sea, eight-armed squid, Taningia danae.

@article{Kubodera2007ObservationsOW,
  title={Observations of wild hunting behaviour and bioluminescence of a large deep-sea, eight-armed squid, Taningia danae.},
  author={Tsunemi Kubodera and Yasuhiro Koyama and Kyoichi Mori},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={274 1613},
  pages={
          1029-34
        }
}
Our newly developed underwater high definition video camera system took the first live images of adults of the mesopelagic large squid, Taningia danae, between 240 and 940 m deep off Ogasawara Islands, western North Pacific. The resulting footage includes attacking and bioluminescence behaviours, and reveals that T. danae is far from the sluggish neutrally buoyant deep-sea squid previously suspected. It can actively swim both forward and backward freely by flapping its large muscular triangular… CONTINUE READING

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