Swarm of squids attack Greenpeace submarine
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 3:18 PM -
A Vine video of a squid swarm attacking a Greenpeace research submarine has gone viral.
So far, the six-second clip has been viewed more than 3 million times.
While the creatures look massive in the video, they're only about half a metre long. But big swarms can still cause significant damage. In the past, a squid from a swarm has gotten stuck in a submarine's propellers, disabling the vessel.
John Hocevar, a marine biologist with Greenpeace, told the CBC that the video was posted in honour of October's annual Cephalopod Awareness Week, which pays tribute to squid and octopus.
The squid featured in the Vine are referred to as "opalescent squid".
RELATED VIDEO: BIZARRE SEA CREATURES