Deep sea footage shows strange transparent squid species (Video)

This fascinating footage shows the shimmering beauty of one of the ocean’s transparent squid species.
The cockatoo squid – also known as the glass squid (Taonius borealis) – can be seen making its way through the darkened waters, its inner organs showing while its body glistens.
As well as having a clearly visible digestive gland, the balloon-like squid retains ammonia solutions inside its body, helping it to float.
The cockatoo squid – also known as the glass squid (Taonius borealis) – can be seen making it way through the darkened waters, its inner organs showing while its body glistens
Found in the dark depths, the glass squid also has colour-changing chromatophores, which flash reddish hues to help it blend in.
The footage was taken by staff on the Exploration Vessel Nautilus in the waters of the Quinalt Canyon near Washington.
This strange-looking creature gets its name from its bird-like appearance and can grow up to 50cm (20 inches) long.

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