Photo: Screenshot of the video by Edie Aries and Nathan Robinson
In the famous song "Under the Sea" from Disney's "The Little Mermaid", Sebastian sang: "Darling, it's better down there It's wetter. "I had the feeling – and I'm not just talking about the suspiciously sexual interpretation – I'm firmly convinced that the ocean is infinitely superior to the land, since the salty water is rich in the most beautiful creatures, such as the impressive fat white shark and my new queen, the majestic giant squid.
Giant Squid or Architeuthis are elusive: only in 2012 did scientists make their first video of a swim in its deep water habitat off Japan's Ogasawara Archipelago, and ever since The cephalopods researchers have evaded, but according to the New York Times, about 100 miles southwest of New Orleans and at a depth of about 750 meters, has a revoluti An underwater camera recently made shots of a gigantic octopus, which sensually embraces a fake jellyfish with its sinewy tentacles. Seconds later, she was gone.
"My heart wanted to explode," Dr. Nathan Robinson, director of the Cape Eleuthera Institute in the Bahamas, watching the video. (Very similar!) Edie Widder, the founder of the Ocean Research and Conservation Association, who developed the underwater camera, was equally enthusiastic. (I ask you to watch the video here.)
"People crowded around, shouting, getting excited, but trying not to get too excited," Widder said of the footage. "Because we had to be sure that it was really what we thought."
How nice of our lady who called the Times a "phantom of the deep" to give us one A look at her extraordinary shape. I wonder if her ancestors were friends with the googly eyed crabs. I wonder if she heard about the sweet beluga whale, maybe a Russian spy or not. I wonder whether she ever encountered an inexplicably-named "headless chicken monster" pickle.
I wonder … what is she thinking?