Joel, the coral list serve is teeming with marine scientists - someone there should be able to help.
---- "J.D. Lake" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I need some assistance identifying a marine organism. My
> brother-in-law captains a ship in the Gulf of Mexico and their ROV
> recorded video of an unidentified marine organism. Some believe that
> they've seen a giant squid and others think its a large species of
> jellyfish. The pipe in the middle of the video is a marine riser and
> is 36" in diameter. If you check the left side of the screen you'll
> see it swim upward past the riser as the ROV slowly pans down. It's
> tough to estimate size though because they're not sure exactly how
> close they were to the riser. The ROV descends approximately 25'
> during the clip. Some estimate the creature to be 75-100' in length.
> Any assistance, guesses, or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
> Joel Lake
> Biological Sciences Department
> Sault Ste. Marie Area High School
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