10 August 2015

Massive ball of squid eggs

Never seen or photographed before...
On July 9th, 2015 a group of lucky divers happened upon something truly remarkable–A 4-meter-wide clear sphere floating off the coast of a small town in Turkey. The sphere was 22 meters below the sea surface, and even up close, it appears almost invisible.

These egg masses are likely found much deeper in the ocean and only occasionally drift to shallow water. Another factor is time. Dr. Staaf and colleagues found that the developing squid in the giant mass took just three days to hatch. That’s a pretty small window to find such a well-hidden target.

1 comment:

  1. That is quite an astounding and beautiful find. I enjoyed the background music very much also!


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