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Interview-Hannah Rosen & Humboldt Squid Communication

On April 18, 2015 I attended MARINE’s (Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education) Ocean Colloquium. There, among many interesting speakers, I heard Hannah Rosen speak about her research on Humboldt Squid communication at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University. I … Continue reading

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Giant Squid Myths–True or False?

1. The eyes of the Giant Squid Architeuthis dux are the size of dinner plates. *TRUE* Giant Squid eyes are the largest in the animal kingdom. 2. The Giant Squid have tentacles 60 feet long. *FALSE* The longest measured dead … Continue reading

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First Video Filmed of Giant Squid in the Ocean

I have been called by many names, including sea monster, kraken, calamari, and dinner. I am a giant squid (Architeuthis spp.). I am a highly intelligent cephalopod. My cousins include the octopus, cuttlefish, and chambered nautilus. Despite my ancestors washing … Continue reading

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Vampire Squid: I’m no vampire, and I’m not even a squid!

My scientific name is Vampyroteuthis infernalis, which translates to “vampire squid from hell.” Too bad I’m not actually a squid or even an octopus, even though I have characteristics of both. I’m not a vampire either as I don’t suck … Continue reading

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Meet Bolt, a Humboldt or Jumbo Squid

In honor of October 10, Squid and Cuttlefish Day during Cephalopod Awareness Days, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Bolt. I am a Humboldt squid, or jumbo squid. It always amuses me that humans are so frightened … Continue reading

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