Squid fishers off the coast of Argentina use such enormous lights to attract squid that it shows up as brighter from space than most cities at night earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
The largest Giant Squid recorded by scientists weighed nearly a ton and measured 43' (13m), but are rarely seen alive in their habitat due to living deep underwater; these Giant Squids are capable of catching prey 33' (10m) away using tentacles 2x the squid's length with sharp suckers attached ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/i…
There is a species of squid that can jump out of the water and fly in the air. Sometimes they fly in flocks of up to twenty. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
The giant squids eye is the largest animal eye on earth, measuring at about 11 inches across. nbcnews.com/id/wbna243860…
There have been only 2 fully intact Colossal Squid specimens that have been caught (in a condition good enough to study) and both Squids were found by the same man - John Bennett. youtu.be/drwwoJ8TAJc
Although the existence of giant squid had been known for millennia, the first image of a live giant squid was not collected until 2002 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
The brain of a squid is a toroid (donut shaped) and the esophagus passes through the brain ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/i…
: That squids have three hearts, blue blood, and over 40 to 80 gills tepapa.govt.nz/discover-c…
An 8-yr-old UK boy found a rock which was ambergris: a blob made when a sperm whale has a food irritant like squid beak, coats it in grease & vomits/poops it. Perfumeries like Chanel prize ambergris for its ability to fix scent to skin; the blob of ambergris was said to be worth about $63K US. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
In 1978, an inspection of a damaged U.S. Navy ship revealed the remnants of claws from the tentacles of a giant squid. The claws were much larger than any that had been seen by scientists, indicating that the squid was of a size substantially greater than any that had been documented. navalhistory.org/2019/06/…
Eating uncooked squid without removing the Spermatophores can inseminate your mouth with squid sperm that bite and give a stinging sensation. businessinsider.com/woman…
Marine Biologist, Edith Widder created a device that mimicked the Atolla Jellyfish's alarm (when threatened the jellyfish will emit a light that signals bigger predators to its location). She placed the device in the deep sea along with a camera. To her surprise a giant squid showed up. youtube.com/watch?v=rXkOP…
Today I learned about the Bigfin Squid. The arms and tentacles of this beast are believed to be between 4-8 m (13-26 ft) long. These appendages are held perpendicular to the body, creating "elbows". These squids drag their long arms across ocean floor and pick up anything they catch to eat. deepseanews.com/2013/11/a…
Although rarely seen alive, in 2015 a Giant squid swam into a harbor near Tokyo on Christmas Eve. A diver jumped into the water to film and swam close to the squid for several minutes before it returned to the ocean. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
Today I learned of beaked whales, a set of 22 species of whales with beaks like dolphins, some of which reach sizes of over 42 feet and which prey on colossal squid in the deep sea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
The rubber coating of the sonar dome of the USS Stein was attacked by a giant squid, the evidence of which points to a squid larger than any discovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
The Giant Squid demonstrates Deep Sea Gigantism, a phenomenon whereby deep dwelling species grow far larger than shallower water relatives to be more efficient in the depths where food is scarcer youtu.be/f-y0TNNiZOs
The Giant Squid sees the world with Eyes the Size of Soccer Balls. They're at least 25 centimetres (10 inches) across, making them the largest eyes on the planet. Even the blue whale – the largest animal that has ever existed – has measly 11-centimetre-wide eyes. youtu.be/dRK4oYjPrF0
Despite having a weight of 1100 pounds, an adult colossal squid only needs to consume about 30 grams of prey per day, due to an extremely slow metabolism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Today I learned of the Stubby Squid. In 2016, Researchers from the Nautilus exploration vessel were cruising along the deep sea floor off California's coast when they came upon the bright purple creature with giant, googly eyes. The Scientists Couldn't contain their laughter. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
SCOBYs used to make kombucha contain more protein than eggs at 18%. They can be substituted for squid in sushi. kombucharesearch.com/rese…
Squids have donut-shaped brains ripleys.com/weird-news/gi…
There is such a thing as a Strawberry Squids and they live in the Twilight Zone. fisheries.noaa.gov/scienc…
Taonius borealis is a species of deep sea glass squid found in the North Pacific Ocean. It is also called a cockatoo squid because of the angled position of its tentacles that resemble the tropical bird's crest. It has a mostly ammonia-filled body and it sometimes releases some for buoyancy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao…
Ink, expelled as a defence mechanism by octopus, cuttlefish and squid, was used in writing for centuries In present times, this ink is used as a sauce for pastas and has also been proven to be effective in treatment for cancer. wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephal…
Giant squids have a donut shaped brain so their esophagus can run through the middle. If they try to swallow too large of a bite of food they can receive serious brain damage. ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/i…
The word sepia comes from the Mediterranean Cuttlefish, a type of squid whose dark brown ink was used by classical civilizations. The name of this squid thereafter comes from the Greek ''sepein'' meaning: to rot. Most likely from the way the fish dirties the waters with its ink. mashedradish.com/2017/10/…
Despite the huge size of whales, their pupils are only about 50% larger than those of humans. However, this still means they can hypothetically see stars about one magnitude fainter than we can, revealing 2.5 times more stars. Giant deep-sea squids have pupils some 10 times wider than whales. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
Today I learned about Ammolite. This opal-like gemstone can be found in an infinite array of colors, and is one of a few known biogenic gemstones. It is formed from the fossilized shells of Ammonites (A pre-historic squid-like creature). geologyin.com/2017/03/its…
Cephalopods (octopus and squid) only live up to five years. Dying shortly after mating and only mate once in their lifetime. This means large varieties such as the colossal squid have to grow incredibly fast to reach full size in five years. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
A nautilus is a cephalopod like a squid or an octopus. aqua.org/Experience/Anima…
Today I learned of the Bigfin Squid, a rare species of cephalopod known only from a handful of juvenile specimens and a collection potential adults on video. They are estimated to reach 26 feet long, but with no adults seen in person their actual maximum length is unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
The helicoprion (and other prehistoric sharks) had teeth-whorls, a spiral of teeth like a circular saw. They bed on soft prey like squid, their jaw creating a rolling-back and slicing mechanism. mainstreetsmiles.com/fun-…
Squid can inseminate your mouth - even after being cooked ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
The vampire squid is not a squid or an octopus. It is the only living member of Vampyromorpha, an ancient cephalopod order which was a precursor to squids and octopuses marinebio.org/species.asp…
Squids have beaks that have a sharp, stiff tip, but progressively become softer so it doesn't harm the squid's soft body news.ucsb.edu/2008/012392…
The biggest squid ever caught weighed an estimated 990 pounds and about 39 feet long. If calamari rings were made from the squid they would be the size of tractor tires nbcnews.com/id/17275072/n…
Squids have been observed flying in the air, jetting water while airborne to gain momentum and align their body to glide in an aerodynamic and controllable way. gillylab.stanford.edu/loc…
Squids, octopuses, and cuttlefishes are among the few animals in the world that can change the color of their skin in the blink of an eye with their color-changing cells called chromatophores ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/i…
Octopuses have eight arms. To call those arms as tentacles is wrong! Squids have tentacles (and arms), not octopuses. aqua.org/blog/2017/Octobe…
There are flying squids. They can travel a distance of 100 feet through the air by launching themselves above the surface with a jet of water and then spreading their fins and tentacles to glide. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Giant Squid are not the biggest species of squid. The Colossal Squid, although slightly shorter in length, has a larger, stouter body and is far heavier than the giant. squid.tepapa.govt.nz/anat…
In many countries, including Australia, Invertebrates do not fall under animal protection laws and ethics, with the occasional exception of Cephalopods: Octopuses, Squids and Cuttlefish. theconversation.com/when-…
Chinese internet users bypass internet censorship of offensive words by using homonyms based on memetic mythical creatures. Eg. 'Fa Ke You/ 法克鱿' meaning 'Fuck you', its direct transliteration into English. Literally, it is "French-Croatian Squid". nytimes.com/2009/03/12/wo…
There are some species of squids who can fly en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cep…
Squids and octopus use to have shells. youtube.com/watch?v=S4vxo…
Squids have been observed flying in the air at heights over 6m and lengths of over 50m. They will continue jetting water while airborne to gain momentum and align their bodies to glide in an aerodynamic and controllable way. mollus.oxfordjournals.org…
There is a Colossal Squid as well as a Giant Squid. But the Colossal Squid has hooks on its tentacles to lacerate its prey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Octopi and squid can edit their RNA. cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0…
In 1978, a US Navy ship was attacked by an unknown species of giant squid. Nearly all of the cuts found on the sonar dome contained remnants of sharp, curved claws found on suction cups of squid tentacles. The claws were much larger than those of any squid that had been discovered at that time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…

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