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uriel galindo orozco : Ok somebody bring out the pokéballs we're gonna catch him

RelaxWithReena : WOWWWW.. lil shapeshifter! :) I'm regretting never pursuing marine biology for my degree lol... but thankful you guys post these awesome clips!

Crow [x] : god i love these ppl bc its a reminder that scientists are really just normal people who know cool stuff

Johnny Killjoy : "is it engorged or is it.... like that" quote of the century

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Nope : "This isn't even my final form!!!"

noisyturtle : That is clearly a deep sea otamatone.

Cadmus Rhodium : This is probably the best footage that exists of this creature and will contribute so much to science. Thank you. I hate it.

Quinn Gilliland : I think this might be the first gulper eel video footage I’ve ever seen. Awesome!!!

Sovereign Vanu : It's mind blowing how alien these creatures appear to us despite living on Earth longer than we have.

evilferris : “ Touch it.“ 😂

Max Eberlein : I first heard about these things when I was six and always wanted to see a video of one. This might be the first good video of them ever.

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LordofFungi : The way it wiggles at the end to fold the skin in properly. Dope.

Tina Lin : I remember watching this live and thinking, "What the heck is that weird balloon thingy?" and then laughing my butt off when the eel opened its mouth lol

R Kraus : Soooo enjoyable to watch...and to hear the scientists’ awe!

Andy F. : I actually thought it had a meal in it's mouth before it opened it's jaws.

Haruka Takahashi : This is like SUPER RARE FOOTAGE

Fhenix6 : That was so rad! Especially after he opened his mouth & became so tiny. Plus it's always hilarious to hear the scientists read the little guy before figuring out what it is haha!

Genesis Kravitz : These people are literally living my childhood dream. I wanted to be a marine biologist. I’ve instead chosen nursing but my love still lives with sea life.

IDrewD : I love the gasping that ensues after it opens its mouth.

Cool Products : Truly the best part of this video were the scientists (?) in the background.

PangoPixel : it looks like a music note when it's ballooned up lol

Mauro Tamm : So a school of gulper eels is called a song?

crowing : When someone says "you have a big mouth," you show them this!

Eric Duong : it looks like a toad tadpole when its ballooning

Gryf Ketcherside : And this is why I've subscribed to your channel. Videos like this one keep me coming back! Amazing.

MrSlanderer : I experienced uncanny valley watching it. This is very unique footage. I don't think this behavior has ever been seen.

Izaya Orihara : I've always been a great fan of Gulper Eels since I was a kid, really amazing to get some good footage of one! (And then have it look so incredibly grumpy, beautiful)

Stellar Onion : Gulper Eels are my favorite animal, I did a report on eels in elementary school and I saw this thing and loved it, cannot believe such clear footage of it was taken! Absolutely brilliant.

impishclutter : seeing this move was surreal, it definitely looked like a muppet

Tyler Beattie : Is it possible it was sleeping? Gorges itself to kind of float around and appear bigger? Also, as a defense mechanism, I wonder how appearing bigger would actually work when their’s little to no light. So cool!

Justice Vasey : A gulper eel? Please. That was a living otamatone.

GeneralGeorge : Alright, aliens are real and they live in the ocean. As an aside, buetiful specimen, never seen anything like this.

Squid? : eurypharynx pelecanoides, recorded alive!!! this has made my day

Squid SQuiddly : I love the commentary on this

Dont Talk To Me : WHAT'S THAT POKEMON?!?

who uploads rips at 3 in the morning? : Absolute unit

John Walters : A live Eurypharynx! Now I can die happy!

Mrrp : Hell yeah that’s awesome

GlaciusTS : YES! This is what I like to see. This is one of the best videos I’ve seen from you, right up there with the Viperfish and Sperm Whale. This is the sort of footage you don’t get anywhere else. Beautiful. While you guys are out there collecting data, I think it is worth noting the work you do in expanding our Library of footage of rarely seen organisms. This makes a lot of lives a little better for having seen it. Thank You.

ItsYoBoi RinzVen : *Now I Knew, Where My Tadpole Go..*

TheBravo13x : WOW, that was amazing. I’ve heard of these eels but never seen video of them. I am mind blown right now, imagine what else is out there...

Reyadh Rahaman : I've known about gulper eels for a while, but I had no idea they ballooned like that as a defence mechanism. I've also never seen such clear footage of one before. Awesome video, keep posting them!

Elane Thomas : you gotta' love this guy!

Born Again Farm Girl : Wow !

Ryaquaza 1 : It’s kinda small but amazing never the less Gorgeous eel species

eurasianchica : Weirdly cute!

Jacinda Ramsey : That is amazing. Thank you so much!

Computer Bildschirm : 1:13 thats what she said