octosquic.jpgA creature that appears to be half-squid, half-octopus was found in waters off the Big Island of Hawaii.

It appears that the creature was sucked up in a deep seawater pipeline at the Natural Energy Laboratory Hawaii Authority at Keahole on the Big Island.

The pipeline pumps cold water up from 3,000 feet below sea level. Occasionally deep-sea marine life will get caught in a filter in the line, officials said.

Because it has the body of a squid and the tentacles of an octopus workers are calling the find an “octosquid.” .

It is being shipped to University of Hawaii Manoa campus for closer evaluation.


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