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Deep-sea squid
Image ID: 29686
Common Name: Deep-sea squid
Scientific Name: Octopoteuthis megaptera
Location: Gulf of Maine, Atlantic Ocean
Description: Octopoteuthis, one of several species of 'eight-armed squid'. It has light organs at the tip of each arm. The tips are easily broken off, and it is thought that this may serve a defensive role, in much the same way as the tails of many terrestrial lizard species, which can be shed in dangerous situations. These squid are intensely bioluminescent, capable of making bright flashes of ligh,
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