This beautiful footage was filmed on location in Koh Tao, Thailand courtesy of My Good Friend, Dive Master, Educator and Underwater Filmmaker, Lara Dakers @underwatervideography
- I cannot stress enough how hard it is to get this close to squid. This is the closest I have ever got to film. They are incredibly shy and will always be just that little bit too far away. This group was hanging around the bouyline at White Rock, on Koh Tao, Thailand. They didn't seem as timid on this encounter even with another dive group coming up to do their safety stop near by. Such beauty!
🔵Squid are cephalopods of the order Teuthida, which comprises around 304 species. Like all other cephalopods, squid have a distinct head, bilateral symmetry, a mantle, and arms. Squid, like cuttlefish, have eight armsarranged in pairs and two, usually longer, tentacles. Squid are strong swimmers and certain species can "fly" for short distances out of the water.
Squid have three hearts. Two branchial heartsfeed the gills, each surrounding the larger systemic heart that pumps blood around the body. Squid blood contains the copper-rich protein hemocyanin for transporting oxygen. The faintly greenish hearts are surrounded by the renal sacs – the main excretory system. The kidneys are difficult to identify and stretch from the hearts (located at the posterior side of the ink sac) to the liver. The systemic heart is made of three chambers, a lower ventricle and two upper auricles.
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