This squid (Chiroteuthis sp.) was observed holding onto another squid, but it remains unclear whether this is active predation or mating behavior. Seen while exploring unnamed seamount in the Tokelau Seamount Chain within the Phoenix Islands Protected Area.
Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.
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