Well That's Something You Don't See Every Day: A Giant Squid Giving Birth

June 15, 2015

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Seen here looking like it's trying to hump a giant lava rock, this is some very rare underwater footage (it would have been even rarer if it were above water) of a giant squid giving birth. I'm not even entirely sure I know what I'm looking at. Of these thousands of babies, only one will survive to adulthood, and Disney will make a movie about it. It will not do as well as Finding Nemo though. Just kidding, I don't know what the odds of survival for squid babies is. It can't be that high though. I wonder who the father was. You think it was Poseidon? Or was it a merman? Or....was it YOU? It was you, wasn't it?! You're sick.

Keep going for the video, but skip to around 2:00 unless you just like watching different shades of blue.

Thanks to Thakar, who has always dreamed of seeing a whale give birth IRL. Heck yeah, dream big.

  • MrJamsterJ

    I wonder what baby squid tastes like

  • DrZanz

    I did wonder... But now I have more questions... Fuck you nature.

  • TheQiwiMan

    This Cthulhuian nightmare video really didn't need the creep-o music...

  • music makes it so creepy... it gives me the crawlies...

  • Big McLargehuge

    The ocean is a truly, truly horrible place.

  • Daniel Anderson

    SWIM MAH PRITTIES NIYAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • tim

    Great video, and although it is a deep sea squid, it is *not* a giant squid (and the source you reference doesn't say that either, so I surmise the error was due to your editorial click-baity liberty, GW)

  • It's a "really freakin' large" squid...

  • Meh

    And people think aliens don't exist..

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