Australia’s new scientific research ship, RV Investigator, has captured action footage of a surprise attack on a squid by another, bigger, squid.
The CSIRO, Australia’s peak science organisation, deployed equipment to investigate marine life in the deep ocean, when two not-so-friendly squid were caught on camera.
The camera shows a squid taking the lure only to become bait itself when a larger squid attacks.
Most squid are no more than 60cm long but the giant variety can grow to 13 metres. One that washed ashore in New Zealand had a body more than than two metres long with the longest tentacle reaching over five metres.
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