Life from the deep

This short French documentary on life in the abyss of deep ocean waters starts by saying “these are not aliens.” The disclaimer is a helpful one as you go on to watch translucent squid, writhing luminescent worms, and a a flan-like creature the narrators call a dumbo octopus. The animals shown in this video are no less than incredible, and it’s amazing that they live on the same planet that we do.

I found this video through one of my favorite blogs, “collision detection”: by Clive Thompson. His stories and writing style are wonderful, and I recommend reading in full his “introduction”: to this video and adding it to your daily read.