Rare squid beaches in Belgium


This video, recorded in the Caribbean, says about itself:

Rare Glimpse of a Neon Flying Squid

28 October 2013

The Nautilus team spotted this fast Neon Flying Squid woosh past Argus Cam on their dive to Montserrat.

VLIZ & Natuurpunt (Belgium) reported on Saturday 15 November 2014 (translated):

An European flying squid was found Tuesday on the beach of Nieuwpoort. This squid species lives normally lives far away at sea and visits coastal waters only rarely. A find on a beach is very remarkable. Possibly the extraordinary observation has a connection with the pod of long-finned pilot whales which was spotted yesterday off the coast.

Long-finned pilot whales feed on squid.

Antarctic colossal squid examined in New Zealand


This video from New Zealand says about itself:

Scientists latch on to colossal squid

Huge specimen caught in Antarctic waters by New Zealand fishing crew is one of few ever examined

16 September 2014

The live stream begins at 06:57: here.

Te Papa has a new colossal squid!

Watch live online as specialists in squid biology from Te Papa and Auckland University of Technology undertake research on this rare find. This colossal squid and the specimen already on display at Te Papa are the only two of their kind caught intact – ever! Large colossal squid specimens in good condition are rarely available to scientists, so this latest example has caused great excitement.

Ask our squid scientists:

Email sciencelive@tepapa.govt.nz with your questions for our squid scientists, or add them in the comments area below. We’ll answer them during the live show.

For regular updates and the latest on the colossal squid, follow:

Colossal squid blogs: www.blog.tepapa.govt.nz/category/colossa­l-squid

See also here.

Bobtail squid changes it colour, video


This video is about an Atlantic bobtail squid changing it colour in Grevelingen salt water lake in the Netherlands.

Diver Jos van Zijl made the video.

Giant squid in Japanese fishing net


Metro in Britain writes about this video from Japan:

Elusive giant squid found in fishing net off the coast of Japan

Monday 13 Jan 2014 12:10 pm

It’s usually one of the mysteries of the deep – but an elusive giant squid has been found in a fishing net off the coast of Japan.

The 4m (12ft) beast was found by fisherman Shigenori Goto swimming in one of his fixed nets about 70m underwater off the coast of Sadogashima island.

After it was brought to the surface, the squid – later found to be male – died.

‘This is the first time I’ve seen such a large squid,’ Mr Goto told reporters in Japan.

The giant squid was taken to a local government marine research institute in Niigata for research.

Giant squids are rarely seen because of the depths at which they live.

The first footage of a live adult was not taken until 2002 and the largest one recorded by scientists was almost 43 feet long.

A recently reported sighting of one in California proved to be a hoax.

Squids and other invertebrates can probably feel pain: here.

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Squid swiming in the Netherlands, video


This is a video about a squid, swimming in the Oosterschelde estuary in Zeeland province in the Netherlands, in June 2013.

Ronald Faber made the video.

This is the squid species Loligo vulgaris.

Ecomare museum squid: here.

Dutch squids in love, video


This video shows mating Atlantic bobtail squids.

The video was recorded by Jos van Zijl, while diving at night in Grevelingen lake in the Netherlands.

What a beached whale ate, new research


This video is called Northern Bottlenose Whale Species Identification.

In 1956, a female northern bottlenose whale beached near Oudeschild village on Texel island in the Netherlands.

Recently, the contents of its intestines were investigated at Ecomare museum on Texel.

Arthur Oosterbaan of the museum investigated squid bills.

This is called A close-up video of Boreo Atlantic Armhook Squid, Gonatus fabricii in the deep waters of the Canada Basin.

Most were bills of the Boreo Atlantic armhook squid (Gonatus fabricii).

The others were Gonatus steenstrupi, a bit more southern species.