The Case of the Clandestine Cephalopod

The best camouflage you will ever see. This guy comes out of cloak like a startled Romulan warbird, then fires (ink) and hurriedly makes off for a more, ahem, neutral zone. (Also does a great imitation of a walking rock.)

Aug 8, 2011 under Squidwatch

Giant Swarm of Squid Surrounds Underwater Photographer

They were using me as a source of protection! Was this a good thing?

We’ll go out on a limb: no. It’s never a good thing to be surrounded by squid, are you mad? http://www.bluewaterjon.com/article/article12.html

Jul 5, 2011 under Squidwatch

Poke them with a sharp stick

Or even a dull stick, it'll have the same effect.

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER HOW TO MAKE SQUIDS GO COMPLETELY BERSERK

A newfound chemical drives male squid berserk, and the molecule appears similar to ones seen in humans, scientists now say.

No kidding. csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0210/Scientists-discover-how-to-make-squids-go-completely-berserk

Mar 7, 2011 under Squidwatch

“Dodge”, or, you know, “attack from behind”....

A British photographer captured a particular type of squid which use jet propulsion to leap out of the sea and fly up to 65ft.

The squid actually fly looking backwards, with their tentacles dangling behind them and fins acting like wings, keeping them balanced in the air.

Dec 16, 2010 under Squidwatch

Spoiler: FACT

FACT OR FICTION: CAN A SQUID FLY OUT OF THE WATER?

To escape predators in the ocean, these cephalopods will speed away by shooting a jet of water. But can squid use that behavior to take to the air and control their trajectories?

Marine biologist Silvia Maciá was boating on the north coast of Jamaica in the summer of 2001 when she noticed something soar out of the sea.... It was a squid—and it was flying.

Nov 2, 2010 under Squidwatch

The answers are actually quite straightforward....

TRUCK CARRYING SQUID CRASHES IN BROCCOLI FIELD

GREENFIELD, Calif. -- A big rig carrying 15,000 pounds of squid turned over in a field of broccoli early Tuesday after crashing into a ditch outside Greenfield.

It is unclear where the truck carrying the squid was coming from or headed.... It is unclear what caused the crash.

But here are the critical things that aren’t clear:

Sep 29, 2010 under Squidwatch

12k

 

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Goin’ all the way down.....http://lostworldsfairs.com/atlantis/

Sep 17, 2010 under Squidwatch

“The squid can reach frightening sizes”

My Dear Sir: — The following account of a remarkable marine monster, which made its appearance off the shores of this island, and of a severed arm or tentacle of the same, now in my possession, will I dare say be interesting to you, and also to Prof. Agassiz, to whom I should like to offer it.

Aug 5, 2010 under Squidwatch

Rest well, Paul, you’ve earned it

Paul, the octopus who became a pop culture sensation by correctly predicting the outcome of as many World Cup matches as he has legs — all seven of Germany's games plus the Spain-Netherlands final — is going to retire.

The intuitive invertebrate will "step back from the official oracle business," Tanja Munzig, a spokeswoman for the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, told AP Television News.

Jul 12, 2010 under Squidwatch

Squid gets Canada Post's stamp of approval

I know I will be buying a lifetime supply, and ration them out for years to come:

A famous Newfoundland sea monster will soon occupy a space normally reserved for Canada's Queen.

Glover's Harbour's giant roadside squid statue has been chosen to appear on a new Canadian stamp.

Jul 9, 2010 under Squidwatch

SquidCam

Just what it sez: SquidCam

Jul 2, 2010 under Squidwatch

Colossal

The Colossal Squid Exhibition

 

Simply fantastic, and fantastically horrifying: squid.tepapa.govt.nz

Jul 2, 2010 under Squidwatch

If it’s us vs. them, it sounds like they’re winning. What worries me is, what do they want?

Giant squid ‘taking over world’ [excerpts]

By Simon Benson

Giant squid are taking over the world, well at least the oceans, and they are getting bigger.

According to scientists, squid have overtaken humans in terms of total bio-mass.

That means they take up more space on the planet than us.

Squid are now regarded as the “major player” in the world oceans by sheer volume alone.

Jul 2, 2010 under Squidwatch

Awesome, yet horrible (or horrible, yet awesome)

GIANT SQUID EATEN BY SPERM WHALE

A female sperm whale, carrying a piece of giant squid in her mouth, leads a gargantuan dinner party in the northwestern Pacific on October 15, 2009.

Oct 30, 2009 under Squidwatch