Amazing video of a Magnappina squid taken 1.5 miles deep in the ocean has been used to create a composite image of the creature — and the result is pretty darn freaky.
According to Deep Sea News:
Magnapinna squids are one of the deep-sea more ethereal creatures. Little is known of these squid as very few have ever been captured, although over the last decade with the increased usage of remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and submersibles more and more video is emerging of them. They are unusual in both that the fins are up to 90% of the length of the body, i.e. the mantle, and the ridiculously long length of the arms. The squid often will hold some of the arms at a 90˚ angles from the side of the body.
According to Wikipedia, the creatures are harmless. As a means to snag their prey, they drag their long flexible tentacles along the ocean floor creating a slow, undulating death trap for any poor organism that dares to venture near. Apparently none of the adult specimens have ever been captured or sampled, so for now they will have to only exist in your nightmares.
Watch the video: