Why Footage Of This 'Whiplash Squid' Is So Rare
Not much is known about the whiplash squid captured in this video. It lives so deep in the ocean that it's rarely seen alive.By Ryan Biek | December 6, 2015
Researchers off the coast of Hawaii captured spectacular footage of a type of squid rarely seen alive. (Video via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
What you see is known as a whiplash squid. The film was released in September but is just now getting popular.
"What looks like those red lips, that's where water is taken in and ejected. ... It's used for propulsion to propel it backwards," one of the researchers said.