Cockatoo Squid

This transparent cockatoo squid (Leachia sp.), also known as a glass squid, lives in the depths of the ocean and has many adaptations to help it survive there. It retains ammonia solutions inside its body that give it a balloon-like shape and help it float. It has large eyes and pigment-filled cells, or chromatophores, that look like polka dots and serve as camouflage.

See more pictures of bioluminescent animals that light up in the dark ocean water, and other organisms found in the deep ocean by the Census of Marine Life.

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Submitted by yong (not verified) on

very nice!!! It kind of looks cute with the balloon-shaped body and the polka dots. It's a cool organism.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Site Yes, more info would definitely be nice, and more pics too, this is stunning!

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I need more info

Submitted by anonimous (not verified) on

you should put more information. I´m doing a school presentation on this animal and there is not too much information about these animal on any other web site.please put more information.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Hiya ya'll could put a little more info into it course thats only my thinkin so um yea is like a little more please thanks

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Y'all need more info okay

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I think that this is actually an interesting looking creature. It kind of looks cute with the balloon-shaped body and the polka dots. It's a cool organism.

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awesome picture

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Images like these never fail to inspire and amaze me. It's amazing to think of all the possibilities of life out there - and yet we've barely scratched the surface!

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verry good

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

It would be amazing if humans could retain our sense of self and compassion, and still have to ability to adapt to our surroundings like these creatures can

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It's amazing to see some of the creatures that live in the extreme conditions of our own planet