But first, a nice, peaceful video of the deep sea, as captured by the Australian research vessel Investigator:
Psych! The ocean is a place of danger, not peace. Especially if you’re a smallish squid, baited off the beaten path to grab some food and/or pose for the camera, when a bigger squid decides that cannibalism is a thing that is good and okay for cephalopods to do.
Fans of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, you now have some extra ammunition. No, the video doesn’t prove Jar Jar was secretly amazing, but it does add real-life credibility to the “There’s always a bigger fish” scene.
Now, in the movie, that was of course a metaphor for the immediate invading force on Naboo being used by a greater shadow force that would pounce out of the darkness when ready and devour them. Sometimes, however, a squid eating another squid is just…well…a squid eating another squid. What can we say: ika sashimi is tasty. So watch out, bigger squid: there’s always an even larger sushi chef.
In the meantime, let’s all take a moment to reflect on the fact that none of us are small squids, and that is a positive fact that ought to make your day better. Unless, of course, you happen to be a small squid that has learned how to read this, in which case I bid welcome to our new ink-squirting overlords.
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