That strawberry squid can’t be true (But it is)

Photo by Paul Caiger, (c) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

You know you’ve truly arrived when the popular fact-checking website Snopes has to weigh in on whether something looks so outlandish, so unbelievably alien, that it can’t be true. But it is. Recently, Snopes came to the conclusion that the strawberry squid photographed by WHOI postdoctoral researcher Paul Caiger was, in fact, real.

We could have told them that. What they haven’t realized yet is we photos have dozens of photos of even more mind-bending creatures from the Twilight Zone.

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