This gorgeous squid, probably Taningia danae, was seen as Deep Discoverer was descending to the seafloor

This gorgeous squid, probably Taningia danae, was seen as Deep Discoverer was descending to the seafloor. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

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