Video: Meet the deep-sea squid with one glowing eye

The team aboard the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) research vessel Doc Ricketts has a new gadget in their ocean-science arsenal: an array of blue LEDs. That might not sound like much, but when placed on a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the lights allow MBARI to observe fluorescence in deep-sea animals like never before. The result is an unbelievable light show starring the alien life forms of the depths, including the strawberry squid (genus Histioteuthis).

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