The Kid Should See This

Magnapinna Squid – Songs for Unusual Creatures

In this episode, Songs for Unusual Creatures investigates the wonderful but rarely-spotted Magnapinna Squid, as well as the horn music that it has inspired.

While the deep sea Magnapinna or Big Fin Squid has only been captured on video a few times, you might have already seen it in this rather stunning viral video from an oil drilling site in 2007. It’s long tentacles have been witnesses to be 20x the length of its body, possibly around 23-26 feet long in total.

More squid goodness in the archives: the grimalditeuthis bonplandi and the vampire squid. Plus: more Songs for Unusual Creatures.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Collecting the deep sea animals of Monterey Submarine Canyon

Rion Nakaya

Born Like Stars: An egg-brooding squid and its hatchlings

Rion Nakaya

Squid: Coming to Life, captured in microscopic detail

Rion Nakaya

Chinese Giant Salamander – Songs for Unusual Creatures

Rion Nakaya

Glass Frog – Songs for Unusual Creatures

Rion Nakaya

The Squid and the Whale: Evidence for an Epic Encounter

Rion Nakaya

The case of the green-eyed squid

Rion Nakaya

Rarely seen: A massive, transparent squid egg sac

Rion Nakaya

Nautilus Live surprises a Translucent Cockatoo Squid

Rion Nakaya

Get smart curated videos delivered every week.    
Subscribe