A Mystery Gigantic Squid was found in Deep Ocean
Moving like a ghostly figure in the inky black of the ocean deep， a new and bizarre type of squid with spidery， 6-meter long limbs has been spotted in a series of photographs taken by scientists in submersibles. Researchers report that the unusual squid appears to live in the frigid， dark waters of the deepest part of the world's oceans.
“I call it a mystery squid，” said Mike Vecchione， a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researcher. According to him， although the only evidence of the squid comes from photographs and video images taken during submersible dives， the findings are persuasive because they came from eight independent worldwide sightings by scientists from eight institutions in four countries.
“Deep Ocean is the largest unexplored part of the Earth by far，” said Vecchione.“I firmly believe that there is a lot of really weird stuff down there that we don't know about.”
The photos show an animal with a relatively small head topped by large fleshy， collar-like fins. Extending from the base of the head are 10 wispy appendages sweeping out for up to 6 meters. Some of the appendages are sharply bent， as if at a joint.
Some scientists reported seeing suckers on the upper part of the limbs. Suckers are a common feature of squid. The largest animal sighted was about 6.3 meters long， but most of that length was in slender limbs.