Friday, July 06, 2007

Out of the Depths | News | /2007/07/05/: "It's a squid, it's an octopus, it's ... a mystery from the deep.

What appears to be a half-squid, half-octopus specimen found off Keahole Point on the Big Island remains unidentified today and could possibly be a new species, said local biologists.

The specimen was found caught in a filter in one of Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority's deep-sea water pipelines last week. The pipeline, which runs 3,000 feet deep, sucks up cold, deep-sea water for the tenants of the natural energy lab.

'When we first saw it, I was really delighted because it was new and alive,' said Jan War, operations manager at NELHA. 'I've never seen anything like that.'"

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