Shell Oil Company accidentally films a sea monster at a depth of 2.5km.
National Geographic news 24/11/08, reported the discovery of a previously unseen species of squid. The odd, “elbowed” squid was filmed 11/11/07, at a depth of 2.5 kilometres by the Shell Oil Company who were using an ROV (Remotely operated vehicle) in the Gulf of Mexico.
The squid appears to be a relative of “Magnapinna” squid – or “Bigfin” squid – first discovered in 2001, sightings of which are extremely rare – no adult samples have yet been scientifically examined.
There is something truly fascinating about these secretive creatures.
Wild! If only we could get a shot this clear of bigfoot or some aliens.