For the insomniacal readers who keep their browsers permanently tuned to microecos.wordpress.com, how could I not share this Blair Squid Project style clip?
Ah, Magnapinna one of my very favorite animals, far more flatteringly caught by MBARI here. The larval stage–discovered long before the adult was ever seen–looks like this:
And, if that’s not a reason to expand offshore drilling, I don’t know what is…
Mantle-tip to Deep Sea News.