1. blf says

    That reminds me vaguely of the flying submarine in the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea steam-powered-TV series.

  2. lepidoptera says

    Facts about the Bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) from Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Very few aquariums in the world are displaying this bizarre species, which we first exhibited in 2012. We hatch bigfin reef squid from eggs sent from Indonesia and Japan, using a unique technique pioneered by our aquarists. Hundreds of “pods,” each containing two to six embryos, are suspended so we can monitor their growth. “You can actually see the embryo developing inside,” says Senior Aquarist Chris Payne. The eggs grow in the three-inch pods for two to three weeks, and swell in size before hatching. The squid are barely a quarter-inch long when they hatch, but can grow to more than a foot.