Thanks to my friend Teresa for bringing this little nightmare to my attention. (Courtesy of a Facebook page called “I ******* love science”). For me, it’s just another reason to enjoy the ocean from the shoreline. I present to you: a squid with “teeth”!!!
Here’s the description from the original post:
“Meet Promachoteuthis sulcus, a bizarre creature straight out of your nightmares. As you can see, this thing looks like it has freakishly human looking teeth. They’re actually just flaps of skin, but they’re still pretty unnerving! It’s a species of promachoteuthid squid and only one specimen has been found to date. It was captured in the Southern Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 2,000 m in 2007.”
FYI: 2,000 m = approximately 1.25 miles deep.
Note that only ONE specimen has been found so far. Let it add credence to the theory that there are many more mysterious, and possibly frightening things living in the deep dark ocean realms. A cryptozoology lover’s delight!
Til the next time!