Come to Grips with Taningia . . .

You're looking head-on into the mouth of Taningia. See how it reacts when threatened.

Large light organs--or photophores--on the tips of two arms flash a brilliant blue-green light. What a start this must give potential predators in the deep sea.

Photo Credit: Clyde F.E. Roper/National Museum of Natural History

Take a close look at a hook from Taningia.

Photo Credit:Christopher Martin/National Marine Fisheries Service.

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