|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2012|
|Authors:||S. L. Bush, Hoving, H. J. T., Huffard, C. L., Robison, B. H., Zeidberg, L. D.|
|Journal:||Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom|
Squids of the family Bathyteuthidae have generally been infrequently encountered in their deep-sea habitat. Remotely operated vehicles were used to observe seven individuals in situ in the Monterey Submarine Canyon, CA, USA. One of these was a female Bathyteuthis berryi holding a sheet with approximately 360 embedded embryos. Examination of this female after collection revealed the presence of a seminal receptacle on the buccal membrane. We present some potential costs and benefits of post-spawning egg care, a strategy that is now known for two families of deep-dwelling squids, but may turn out to be more common with the increasing exploration of the deep sea.