Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
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.

🌈 Related videos

The Elephant Shrew – Songs for Unusual Creatures

Rion Nakaya

A twisted squid, as seen by the NOAA Okeanos Explorer crew

Rion Nakaya

Chinese Giant Salamander – Songs for Unusual Creatures

Rion Nakaya

The Sea Pig – Songs for Unusual Creatures

Rion Nakaya

Squid: Coming to Life, captured in microscopic detail

Rion Nakaya

Glass Frog – Songs for Unusual Creatures

Rion Nakaya

Nautilus Live surprises a Translucent Cockatoo Squid

Rion Nakaya

Mysterious deep-sea squid – Grimalditeuthis bonplandi

Rion Nakaya

Rarely seen: A massive, transparent squid egg sac

Rion Nakaya

Get 7 smart videos delivered every week.

 

Subscribe