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Published on Mar 27, 2008
A close-up video of Boreo Atlantic Armhook Squid, Gonatus fabricii, in the deep waters of the Canada Basin.
This squid species is common in the sub-arctic waters of the Atlantic, where it can be sufficiently abundant to support commercial fisheries. In places where it is abundant, this squid is a major predator and also serves as prey for many fishes and marine mammals. The squid may be an important component of the open-water food web of the high Arctic, but we know very little about its occurrence there.
Video courtesy of The Hidden Ocean, Arctic 2005 Exploration, NOAA-OE.