Octosquid Caught At Keahole Point

octosquid.jpgt’s a squid, it’s an octopus, it’s … a mystery from the deep.What appears to be a half-squid, half-octopus specimen found off Keahole Point on the Big Island remains unidentified today and could possibly be a new species, said local biologists.

The specimen was found caught in a filter in one of Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority’s deep-sea water pipelines last week. The pipeline, which runs 3,000 feet deep, sucks up cold, deep-sea water for the tenants of the natural energy lab.

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Katie217 July 8, 2007 at 7:24 pm

thats pretty cool, nice colour red

jeffry r. johnston July 9, 2007 at 8:50 am

Hmmm, I wonder how soon I can get one of those in my tank… 😉

Blaine July 12, 2007 at 5:04 pm

It looks like a squid, I don’t know why they’re saying it’s half octupus.

Blaine Lantz

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