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Dive 13: Shortfin Squid

This shortfin squid, of the genus Illex, was seen swimming in the water column. It released quite a bit of ink, likely in response to Deep Discoverer's presence.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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