Sometimes you can really be surprised from what kind of creatures you bring up from the deep. Today we had such a moment, the entire crew and all the scientists on board were astonished when we took in our haul this afternoon. We did not see too much fish coming in on the trawl sonars but suddenly the catch sensors announced that the nets were full. When the net came in we found this giant deep sea squid (Todarodes magnaiocus). More on this topic to come as we get some more information about the species and a positive response about its correct identification from the experts back onshore. So for now enjoy a snapshot of our impressive catch!!!